NSW Health begins to vaccinate 40-49-year-olds

The Premier, Minister for Health and Medical Research

Members of the public in the 40 to 49-year-old category have begun to receive the Pfizer vaccine after they were invited to book an appointment.

More than 16,000 people aged 40 to 49 have been contacted to make an appointment at Sydney Olympic Park after they registered their interest to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

A further 1000 people in this age group from the Blacktown LGA who registered their interest have also been contacted encouraging them to book an appointment at the Blacktown Hospital vaccination clinic.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it was great to see 9000 people in this group had already made a booking to receive their jab.

“The vaccine rollout is key if we want to open up our borders and live a normal life, that is why we are working hard to rollout the vaccine as quickly and as safely as possible,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“I’m encouraging everyone in NSW aged 40-49 to register their interest to receive the Pfizer vaccine as soon as possible”.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said there would be additional Pfizer clinics available to receive bookings for registered 40-49-year-olds in the coming weeks including in regional and rural areas.

“I encourage all who are eligible to get a vaccination as soon as possible as getting the jab builds our line of defence against this extremely dangerous virus,” Mr Hazzard said.

People aged 40-49 can register for the Pfizer vaccine. People will be contacted when a booking is available.

People aged over 50 can book their AstraZeneca jab at the mass vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park, if they are unable to obtain the vaccination from their GP. Bookings are available.

Additional NSW Health AstraZeneca clinics will be available for bookings for people over 50 years of age from 24 May.

In addition, there are around 1500 GP practices across NSW taking bookings for over 50s to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

More than 900,000 people have been vaccinated in NSW through NSW Health and the GP network and other providers, more than any other state.

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