Every Canberran aged 16 and older will be able to book an appointment for a vaccination at a government-run clinic from September 1, after the rollout expanded to the ACT's largest cohort.
More than 30,000 people aged 16 to 29 in Canberra, who registered their interest in a Pfizer vaccination on the MyDHR system, will be prompted by a text message to book an appointment.
Appointments at the ACT government-run mass vaccination hubs are booked out until late October, but appointments can be rebooked if more vaccine supply becomes available.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr said the ACT continued to be a leader in the national vaccination race, and the take up of 16- to 29-year-olds was critical.
"Our success in reaching vaccine targets over 80 per cent by the end of the year hinges on getting as many Canberrans in this age group vaccinated as quickly as possible," Mr Barr said.
Mr Barr on Monday said he wanted the ACT to reach 95 per cent vaccination rates by Christmas.
More than 64 per cent of Canberrans aged 16 and above have received at least one vaccination dose, data from the federal Health Department on Tuesday showed.
There are about 85,000 Canberrans aged 16 to 29. Nearly 25,000 of the group have been vaccinated in earlier stages of the rollout.
Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said she was confident the 16- to 29-year-old cohort would be as enthusiastic about getting vaccinated as other groups.
"Vaccination is the best thing you can do to protect yourself, your family and the whole community. People who are vaccinated are much less likely to suffer the most severe effects of COVID-19 and are less likely to be infected and infect others," Ms Stephen-Smith said.
The ACT government will move its mass vaccination hub from the Garran surge centre to the AIS Arena from Friday.
The new hub will have the capacity to deliver 24,000 Pfizer doses a week, ahead of an expected boost to vaccine supply for the territory.
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People aged 16 to 29 looking to book their Pfizer vaccination have been encouraged to do so online, as ACT Health expects a high demand both on the website and booking phone line.
Mr Barr last week said given the growing outbreak in the ACT and the slow supply of Pfizer, people aged 18 and above could be fully vaccinated faster with AstraZeneca.
"I think most people would still be better choosing AstraZeneca today based on our current projection of Pfizer supplies," he said.
"The best vaccine is the one you can get today, and it does give you first-dose protection."
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