Pfizer open to a million more Aussies
New South Wales residents aged between 40 and 49 can put their hands up from Monday afternoon to receive the Pfizer jab "in the coming weeks", Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced.
People aged between 40 and 49 can register expressions of interest online from 5pm to go on a waiting list to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination.
NSW Health officials will then contact those on the registry once it is their turn.
Ms Berejiklian made the announcement at the unveiling of the state's mass vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park, which the government hopes will ramp up the rollout to 30,000 immunisations a week.
"If you're aged from 40 to (49), you can register today through the nsw.gov.au website," she said.
"We have worked hard to get our systems up and running to make sure that we use up every dose we're given."
Ms Berejiklian said the vaccinations would likely be done at the Olympic Park hub, which would be open from 8am to 8pm, six days a week.
"For the initial period of time at this vaccination hub we're focusing on all those emergency workers, aged care workers and their families, and hotel quarantine workers and their families to get the jab," she said.
"But obviously beyond that point, it could be within weeks that 40 to 49-year-olds will get the jab from this mass vaccination hub."
NSW is currently under phase 2a of the vaccine rollout, which includes people over 50.
From Wednesday, people aged 50 and older will be able to book an AstraZeneca jab at Olympic Park if they are unable to obtain the vaccination from their GP.
Originally published as Pfizer open to a million more Aussies