Anyone over 30 can now become vaccinated in Western Australia.
The WA Health website was flooded with people looking to book a Pfizer vaccine.
- 30 to 49 year olds in WA now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine at State-run clinics
- All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 and over now eligible
- Bookings through rollup.wa.gov.au or 13 COVID (13 268 43)
- First regional community vaccination clinic opens in the South-West
Western Australians aged between 30 and 49 will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccination in Western Australia with bookings opening today.
Western Australia is fast tracking the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program, offering the vaccine to all eligible Western Australians who are 30 years of age and over.
Those aged between 30 and 49 will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at State-run clinics, and people aged 50 and over will continue to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
In line with a decision made at National Cabinet, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 and over are also now eligible to be vaccinated.
The community vaccination clinic at Claremont Showgrounds, which operates seven days a week, will be scaled up from Thursday, June 10 to cope with the increased demand, with a new capacity of about 2,000 appointments each day.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
“It wasn’t that long ago that we all wished for a vaccine to help us out of this pandemic.
“With more doses now becoming available, Western Australia can get on with it and get vaccinated.
“We’ve opened up the COVID-19 vaccination rollout to a broader group of people in an effort to build momentum and get more people vaccinated.
“WA’s expanded rollout is in accordance with the advice from health experts to provide the Pfizer vaccine to everyone aged 30 to 49 and the AstraZeneca vaccine for people 50 years and older.
“The expanded rollout will mean State-run clinics will be extra busy, but I ask people to be patient while we ramp up our clinics.