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Almost 20 per cent of Canberrans are vaccinated

ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith

MORE than 43 per cent of the ACT adult population having received their first dose and almost 20 per cent of Canberrans are fully vaccinated, according to ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith. 

Ms Stephen-Smith said the ACT is doing incredibly well at getting jabs into arms and announced that the Garran and airport mass vaccination clinics will provide about 4000 vaccine appointments per week from Monday (July 26).

Two-thousand of these additional appointments will be reserved for healthcare, residential aged care and residential disability care workers, she said.

However, the health minister noted a strong level of people aged 30-39 registering to get the vaccination, with more than 8500 people signing up in 24 hours.

They will be able to get vaccinations once supply becomes available, she said.

Until then, health officials will be contacting Canberrans who already have an appointment to advise them that earlier spots may be available due to the increased supply.

“Anyone who has a MyDHR account can log in at any time to change their existing appointment to another available time slot,” she said.

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