UPDATED August 3 2021: ACT Health is asking for patience from people trying to make a booking as it tries to handle the demand of the expanded vaccine rollout.

As of 12pm on Tuesday, more than 11,000 appointments had already been made.

It comes as Canberrans between the ages of 30 and 39 are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 jab.

Bookings for the Pfizer vaccine at an ACT Mass Vaccination Centre opened for the age group on Tuesday.

Chief Minister, Andrew Barr said more than 20,000 people within the age group have registered since expressions of interest opened last month.

“So what’s going to happen from here is that ACT Health will start contacting everyone who’s registered through the MyDHR system to notify them that appointments are now open.”

Of the 70,000 30 to 39-year-olds currently living within the ACT, 16,000 have already received a first dose of the vaccine as part of Phases 1A and 1B of the rollout.

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This next stage of the ACT’s vaccine rollout comes as more than 50% of the adult population has now received one dose of a coronavirus jab with 25% now fully vaccinated.

The Chief Minister has also suggested, the sooner this new age group is protected, the sooner the ACT’s rollout can expand again.

“Right now the focus is 30 to 39-year-olds but it won’t be long before we move into the 16 to 29-year-olds.”

Find out more info about who’s eligible and how to book an appointment online here.

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