ACT Government to open another mass vaccination clinic
An additional mass vaccination clinic will be opened next week in Canberra, providing greater access to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination for the population.
The ACT Government is expecting to receive an increase of Pfizer vaccines from the Commonwealth Government in the oncoming weeks, allowing the ACT to open another vaccination clinic.
The new clinic will be located in the Canberra Airport precinct and will begin administering vaccines from Tuesday 29 June.
It is expected the clinic will deliver 1500 vaccines per week in the first few weeks. This will increase as more people become eligible for their second vaccine dose.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) announced that Pfizer is now the preferred COVID-19 vaccine in adults under the age of 60 years last week.
Starting today, ACT residents aged 50-59 years can book a Pfizer appointment at the Mass Vaccination Clinic at Garran or the Canberra Airport. Those who were booked for an AstraZeneca vaccine at an ACT Government clinic have now had their appointments rescheduled.
The Mass Vaccination Clinic at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce will continue to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine for ACT residents aged 60 years and over.
The ACT Government is also encouraging residents to plan ahead and make an appointment for a Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccination as soon as possible to protect themselves and their family from the most serious health risks posed by COVID-19.
Eligible residents can book their appointment through the ACT Government’s booking system MyDHR. They can also get booked by calling ACT Government’s COVID-19 Vaccination line (02 5124 7700). The line runs from 7 am to 7 pm daily, and people can request a call-back to not lose their place in the queue.
People who have contacted the COVID-19 booking line for information in the last few days will be contacted directly by ACT Health to book their appointment.
The ACT Government asks that residents remain patient with their teams as they work to implement the changes and bring more appointments online.
As the COVID-19 vaccination program rolls out across Australia, the ACT Government will continue to respond to updates and changes with a calm and measured approach.