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The ACT government will accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination program with increased capacity at the AIS Arena and the reopening of the Canberra Airport Vaccination Center. The airport hub and the AIS Arena mass vaccination clinic will be able to deliver up to 32,500 vaccines per week, compared to 29,500 vaccines delivered at the height of its vaccination schedule in September 2021. The Chief Minister Andrew Barr said vaccination remains the best way to reduce COVID-19 transmission and disease. “We strongly encourage all Canberrans to get their boosters when they are eligible. And if you are the parent or caregiver of a child aged five to 11, save it for their first dose,” did he declare. “To make this easier and faster, we are temporarily reopening the Canberra Airport Vaccination Center at 30 Nomad Drive, Pialligo, from January 24 to help deliver more reminders, faster.” We are rendering more. vaccination appointments available for Canberrans than ever before. “The ACT government’s public health goals remain the same – reduce community transmission, minimize pressure on our hospitals, and protect the most vulnerable.” Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said additional immunization capacity was important given changes to recall timelines. “The reduction in the interval between the second dose and the booster from five months to four months means that almost 75,000 additional Canberrans are now eligible for their boosters.” “That number will increase even more when the interval is further reduced to three months on January 31,” she said. “Almost 59,000 ACT residents aged 18 or older have already received a third injection or booster and we have approximately 20,000 recall reservations at our government ACT clinics and 9,700 reservations for children aged five to 11.” Although this is a good start. , we urge all eligible Canberrans for a reminder to make a reservation now. »READ ALSO: Reservations for the airport vaccination center will open in the coming weeks. 02 5124 7700 every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or online via MyDHR for 16 years and over. Vaccine reservations can also be made with general practitioners and participating pharmacies. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date information to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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