Starting tomorrow afternoon, people between the ages of 50 and 59 will be able to get the Pfizer vaccine through our state clinics.
It is therefore important that we open up reservations for them in line with national health advice.
For those aged 50 to 59, who have already booked and are due to receive their first dose of AstraZeneca, they will be contacted by the WA Health to change their reservation to a Pfizer reservation.
People aged 50 to 59 who have already taken their first dose of AstraZeneca, like me, as Minister, should keep their reservation and continue to get their second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, based on health advice.
The clear health advice from national bodies is that the different vaccines should not be mixed.
There has been no change for people between the ages of 40 and 49 under our launch program.
It’s important to note that starting July 5, anyone ages 40 to 49, along with people ages 50 to 59, can receive the Pfizer vaccine through the federal government’s GP and Respiratory Clinics Program.
Those between the ages of 30 and 39, who have made reservations by offering the WA website, will get their reservations on it. Reservations with this group have been very high, appointments are already booked through August.
Those between the ages of 30 and 39 who have not yet made a reservation, we recommend you go to rollup.wa.gov.au to register your details so that when more Commonwealth Pfizer supplies are available we will be able to book you in.