Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Health
Eligible Tasmanians in Northern Tasmania will now have access to a new high-capacity Pfizer vaccination clinic from today (Tuesday, August 3).
The Tasmanian Government clinic is capable of vaccinating 400 people daily, putting it on par with the state’s highest volume clinics.
Tasmania is leading the nation with our vaccination roll-out, and last week, we extended eligibility for Pfizer to include those aged 30 to 39 years.
Eligible Tasmanians aged 30 to 59 who have not yet been vaccinated with a first dose are urged to book in for their Pfizer vaccine.
If anyone in this age group has had an AztraZeneca first dose, please make sure you get your second jab of AstraZeneca for maximum protection.
The clinic is open 9am to 5pm at the Door of Hope Christian Church building, 50 Glen Dhu Street, South Launceston.
Our aim is to get as many Tasmanians vaccinated as soon as possible, and there is no end date for this new clinic at this stage.
Outbreaks of the highly contagious Delta strain in mainland states further underlines the need for Tasmanians to get vaccinated.
Vaccination is an important way to protect you, your family, and the community against COVID-19, particularly when there is the risk of undetected COVID-19 in the community.
The more people that get vaccinated, the more chance we have of beating COVID-19 and returning to a more normal way of life.
To find out whether you are eligible for a vaccine, please visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/vaccination-information/covid-19-vaccination/vaccine-eligibility
You can make an appointment by calling the Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738, or online at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/vaccination-information/covid-19-vaccination/Book-your-vaccine