WA’s vaccination rollout is set to be adjusted in the light of new health advice on the use of the AstraZeneca for those aged 50 to 59 years.
From tomorrow afternoon (Friday, June 18), 50 to 59 year-olds will be able to get the Pfizer vaccine through state-run clinics.
If you fall within that age group and already booked in to receive your first dose of the AstraZeneca, you’ll be contacted by WA Health to have your booking changed to a Pfizer booking.
WA Health Minister Roger Cook said that those who have already had their first dose of the AstraZeneca should keep their booking and continue to get their second dose of AstraZeneca.
He added it was important to note that different vaccines shouldn’t be mixed.
There is no change to the 40 to 49 year-olds under the rollout program, nor for those over aged 60 or over.
People aged 30 to 39 who have already made a Pfizer booking will have their booking honoured and will be able to receive both doses.
Bookings for this group has been extremely high and appointments are already booked out until August.
If you don’t have a booking, it’s recommended you head to www.rollup.wa.gov.au to register, so as soon as more Pfizer supply becomes available, they’ll be able to get to your booking quicker.