Pfizer to be available for over 60s

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Western Australians aged 60 and over will be eligible to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from next week.

From 6.30am Monday, September 20, people in this age group can visit the Roll Up for WA website to register and book an appointment at a State-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

The State Government hopes it will encourage over 60s, who are hesitant about getting the AstraZeneca jab, to get vaccinated.

The move means all Western Australians aged 12 and above will be eligible for a Pfizer jab from Monday next week following a further expansion of the vaccine rollout.

People who have already had a first dose of AstraZeneca cannot get the Pfizer vaccine.

“I am pleased to see the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opening to Western Australians in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond," Premier Mark McGowan said.

“This is something I have been calling on for some time."

To date more than 84 per cent of people aged 60 and older have received their first doses and more than 60 per cent of people aged 60 and older are fully vaccinated. 

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