Vaccine rollout starts today for over 50s


People over 50 in the ACT are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, with the opening of a new vaccination clinic at Calvary Public Hospital in Bruce.

The new facility is offering appointments from today, Monday 3 May.

“Opening an additional ACT Government Vaccination clinic and widening who can book in at these clinics provides more options and better access to COVID-19 vaccines for our community,” said ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith.

“The Calvary Public Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will supplement the Commonwealth Government’s AstraZeneca program, being delivered through general practices in the ACT.”

The Garran vaccination clinic will continue to administer the Pfizer vaccine to eligible people under 50 in phase 1a and 1b.

Ms Stephen-Smith encouraged people 50 and over to contact a participating GP clinic, Commonwealth-funded GP respiratory clinic or book an appointment at the new Calvary facility to get their vaccine.

Most GPs will start providing vaccinations for people aged 50-69 from Monday 17 May.

“Any person who has questions or concerns about getting a COVID-19 vaccine should speak to their GP or healthcare provider before making an appointment.”

Eligible Canberrans can book an appointment online through the Federal Government’s vaccine eligibility checker or through MyDHR.

For those without a Medicare card or access to the online booking system, bookings can be made via the ACT Government’s vaccine booking line on 02 5124 7700.

Ms Stephen-Smith said the ACT Government has been working to increase the capacity and improve the operations of the ACT’s vaccination program as more Canberrans become eligible.

For more information, visit the ACT Government’s dedicated COVID-19 website:  

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