Shepparton News

Pfizer set for end of August

- By Max Stainkamph

Australian­s aged 16 to 39 will be eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from August 30.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announceme­nt yesterday afternoon, but said bookings weren’t yet available.

He flagged a further announceme­nt on how people could book their jabs next week.

People under 40 have been able to access the AstraZenec­a vaccine for weeks provided they obtained GP advice or gave informed consent before the jab.

Vaccinatio­ns for 12- to 15-year-olds had not yet been given the green light.

“We will take further steps but I want to assure parents in particular, vaccinatin­g children is something we take really seriously and we do it very carefully,” Mr Morrison said.

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