The Pfizer vaccine will be available for under 40s from August 30.
PM Scott Morrison today announced that all Australians between the age group of 16-39 will be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine from the end of the month. This comes on the back of news that our Pfizer stocks will be replenished and the much-anticipated supply is on its way. In other words, good news for the 8.6 million younger Australians.
However, bookings are not yet available but are expected to open up sometime next week.
“The cabinet met today to affirm that we will be moving to opening up 16- to 39-year-olds for the balance of the program,” Mr Morrison said.
“I want to stress, do not make a booking yet. We will advise when bookings can be made. It isn’t today,” he added.
People under 40 have so far been able to access the AstraZeneca vaccine and the PM urged the community to not cancel their AstraZeneca vaccine appointments.
“The best vaccine you can get is the one that is available right now. Go out and do that right now,” he said.
Currently, only 22% of the Australian population has been fully vaccinated.