Western Australians aged 60 years and over will be able to get a Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine earlier than expected, with appointments brought forward to begin from Friday 17 September.
With additional system capacity now available, those aged 60 years and over can register on www.rollup.wa.gov.au and book from Friday morning to receive the Pfizer vaccine at a State-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic (external link).
This important initiative, aimed at getting the remaining people aged 60 years and over fully vaccinated, is starting earlier than initially planned due to more supply and availability.
There are currently 50,000 appointments available across WA Health State-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics within the next six weeks, available to anyone aged 12 years and over.
People who wish to be vaccinated at their GP or pharmacist should speak to them directly about vaccine availability and bookings, with the Commonwealth also now approving the use of Pfizer for people aged 60 and over via GP clinics.
In line with the national health advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, people aged 60 years or older who have already had a first dose of the AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) COVID-19 vaccine should have their second dose of the AstraZeneca.
All Western Australians aged 12 years and over are eligible to roll up for WA and receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at WA’s state-run clinics.
COVID-19 vaccination clinics are available in more than 100 locations across Western Australia, with locations listed on the HealthyWA website (external link).
For more information, visit Roll up for WA.