09 August 2021

New jab push for Western Australians in their thirties

Western Australians aged 30 to 39 years old have a new opportunity to secure Pfizer vaccinations, with more appointments now available to book.

People in this age group who haven’t been able to book a vaccination are encouraged to visit rollup.wa.gov.au, create a profile and then book an appointment.

Chief Health Officer Dr Andy Robertson said that Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) population estimates show there are 395,719 Western Australians aged 30 to 39.

“About 30,000 Western Australians in their thirties, who were already registered, have booked a vaccination appointment,” Dr Robertson said.

“Now the remainder of WA’s 30 to 39-year-olds can take their opportunity to Roll Up for WA and get vaccinated against COVID-19.”

Dr Robertson urged people to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible.

“It’s also vital that people continue to be COVID safe and sign in at all venues using their SafeWA app or a paper register,” he said.

There have been 1,261,520 COVID-19 vaccinations administered to Western Australians across the state; of those 416,278 were second doses.

WA Health state COVID-19 vaccination clinics are available in more than 100 locations across Western Australia, with locations listed on the HealthyWA website.

In addition, from today, children aged 12 to 15 years old with specific medical conditions, who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and or who live in remote communities, are eligible for the Pfizer vaccination.

Specific medical conditions that increase children’s risk of severe COVID-19 include severe asthma, diabetes, obesity, cardiac and circulatory congenital anomalies, neuro developmental disorders, epilepsy, immuno-compromise and trisomy 21. Evidence of the child’s medical condition (for example, a doctor’s letter) is required to prove their eligibility. Parents are encouraged to contact their GP to discuss further.

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 12 to 15 years old will be eligible to access vaccinations through State-run clinics in regional and metropolitan areas, in addition to GPs and Aboriginal Medical Services, children in remote Aboriginal communities will be offered vaccinations as part of broader community outreach vaccination programs.

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