Cannberrans aged 60 and over are now eligible to receive either a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccination.
Chief Minister, Andrew Barr announced the change to the ACT’s vaccine eligibility during Thursday’s daily press conference.
Appointments for Pfizer are available at an ACT Government mass vaccination clinic and through GPs.
Moderna appointments can only be made at local pharmacies.
However, Mr Barr has warned against ‘Mixing’ vaccines.
“It is not possible to get an MRNA vaccine, Pfizer or Moderna, as a second shot if you received AstraZeneca vaccine as your first dose.”
“If you have received a first dose of Astra Zeneca, you must receive a second dose of Astra Zeneca.”
However, Mr Barr said it’s likely anyone who’s taken up the Astra Zeneca vaccine will receive an MRNA jab as part of current planning for Australia’s booster shot vaccine rollout next year.
As a result of the eligibility changes and the high vaccination rates amongst older Canberrans, the Astra Zeneca mass vaccination clinic at Calvary Bruce will close from Friday 8 October.
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