Younger Canberrans will be able access an appointment for a Pfizer COVID vaccine from Wednesday, with bookings at an ACT mass vaccination hub available online.

However, it’ll still be some time before 16-29-year-olds will be able to receive the jab, with the next available appointments at an ACT clinic not until late October.

ACT Health said it will reschedule appointments to an earlier time if the Territory was to receive an increased supply of the vaccine.

As the ACT continues to deal with an outbreak of the more contagious Delta strain of COVID, Chief Minister, Andrew Barr has previously suggested people consider accessing whatever vaccine is available to them now.

“It is seriously worth considering, following a conversation with your trusted health professional, getting the Astra Zeneca vaccine as soon as possible.”

There are about 85,000 people in the age group across the Territory, nearly 25,000 have already been vaccinated through earlier priority phases of the rollout.

Health Minister, Rachel Stephen-Smith said those who had registered their interest early through the MyDHR website will be contacted to invite them to book.

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“The fastest and easiest way to book is online through the MyDHR portal, but if you need to book by phone the call back option will save waiting in the phone queue.”

“We are expecting a large volume of phone calls and online traffic and ask people to be patient, kind and considerate if the booking process takes a little time.”

More into on the vaccine program and how to book an appointment can be found online here.

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