Those aged 16 to 39 living in the
12 Local Government Areas (LGA) of concern will be given priority access to the Pfizer vaccine at a number of NSW Health clinics from tomorrow (Thursday).
NSW Health’s vaccination clinics have ramped up their capacity to deliver the additional 530,000 doses provided by the Commonwealth Government to this priority group over the next two-and-a-half weeks.
“We know there are several hundred thousand people in these LGAs who are unvaccinated in this age group, and this is a great opportunity for them to come forward and get their jab,” NSW Health Deputy Secretary Susan Pearce said.
Increasing the number of people who are vaccinated, even with their first dose, not only protects people from serious illness and death but also reduces the likelihood someone will acquire and spread the virus.
Clinical evidence shows a significant reduction in transmission of COVID-19 following vaccination. The likelihood of household transmission was reduced by about 50 per cent three to four weeks following vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccination gives you around 90 per cent protection against hospitalisation and death from COVID-19 if you are infected.
“We’re doing everything we can to get doses into arms and I’d like to thank our local health districts for their mammoth effort,” Mrs Pearce said.
People will be able to book an appointment at
NSW Government - Priority COVID-19 vaccination booking for 16 to 39 year-olds from 9am today (Wednesday) for the following clinics. Bookings are essential and both doses must be booked at the same clinic:
People aged 16-39 years who live in the following 12 LGAs are eligible to make a booking: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith and Strathfield.
NSW Health administered a record 36,817 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm Monday 16 August, including 9,767 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 5,237,678 with 1,896,563 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm Monday 16 August and 3,341,115 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Sunday 15 August 2021.
Those not aged 16 to 39 cannot book through this scheme.