The rollout of the Pfizer vaccine to people aged between 40 and 49 is picking up speed in New South Wales with the health department receiving 110,000 expressions of interest in the last week alone.
“Last Thursday 16,000 people were invited to come get the jab and 9,000 people are already booked in that 40-49 category alone and this morning some of those people are receiving those jabs,” she said.
“That is really good progress and I want to thank the community for their enthusiasm and their patientce.”
Ms Berejiklian’s sentiments were echoed by Health Minister Brad Hazzard who reinforced the NSW government push for people to receive a vaccine
“That is the one weapon we have to fight back against this virus,” he said adding “at some stage the world will get back into Australia and we must be prepared for it”.
“My strong advice is get out and get vaccinated … Now it’s up to us. We’ve all got to do our bit to keep Australia safe.”