From Tuesday, those aged 40-49 can now get their covid vaccine as South Australia ramp up the rollout in a major way.
For almost a quarter of a million people in the 40-49 age bracket can book in to get their Pfizer vaccine in the metropolitan area.
Premier Steven Marshall isn’t messing around as he’s allocating more than $86m of this month’s State Budget to “fast-track the rollout”. The rollout will also expand to Kangaroo Island on Tuesday and include all disability frontline workers.
“This $86m investment will mean SA Health will have the resources they need to be able to pivot where required to get this vital vaccine into the arms of South Australians,” Mr Marshall said.
With Pfizer being the preferred vaccine for people under 50, SA Health is hoping and encouraging those who are eligible to roll up their sleeves and get their jab.
Chief public health officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier said, “I encourage everyone within the newly eligible cohorts to get vaccinated as soon as they can. To avoid long queues … I encourage everyone who is eligible to book in now. The sooner you roll up to get vaccinated, the sooner you and your loved ones will be protected.”