Families are being encouraged to get vaccinated together at the pharmacy, with children now able to book in for the Moderna jab and plenty of AstraZeneca available for parents.
Moderna doses were administered in the ACT for the first time on Thursday, with the territory's young people eager to line up for protection against COVID-19.
At the Cooleman Court Pharmacy, Oliver Meir, 15, was among the first cohort of young people to receive the Moderna vaccine.
"I don't like needles, but this one I'm keen for," he said.
Oliver said most of his mates had been keen to get vaccinated and had already had a first dose of a vaccine.
"They wouldn't give it to us if it was a danger. I'm definitely comfortable with it," he said.
Georgia Meir, 14, who also received her first dose of Moderna, said she was keen to go travelling and get out of lockdown once more people were vaccinated.
She said she was really excited to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and encouraged other young people to take up the opportunity.
"I'd say that people have done many tests on it and there's obviously multiple studies of why it works, and why we should get it. I have lots of trust for the vaccine and I think you should get it," Georgia said.
Cooleman Court Pharmacy managing partner and pharmacist Brad Butt said they had received 200 doses of Moderna this fortnight, and would offer 10 appointments on weekdays and 30 at the weekend.
"We would have done walk-ins, but there's just not enough vaccine to allow that at this moment," he said.
Mr Butt said pharmacists had been encouraging parents to take up AstraZeneca vaccines, which were available to walk-in patients, when they brought their kids to be vaccinated by appointment.
"A lot of the time it's about education to the patient, to the risks and benefits, and there's a lot of misinformation about the AstraZeneca vaccination - clots and the like. It's been really wonderful to have Mum and Dad bringing the kids down. 'Can I get Moderna?' You need to book, but we can do everyone now," he said.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has encouraged parents to seek out vaccinations for their children at pharmacies and with general practitioners, which have seen a boost in supplies of mRNA vaccines.
While bookings for Pfizer vaccinations are open for children aged 12 and above in government-run mass vaccination clinics, slots are booked out until the end of October.
"Canberrans aged 12 to 59 are eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine. So if you jump online now, you may be able to get a Moderna booking today," Mr Barr said on Thursday.
"Pharmacies right across the ACT have access to the Moderna vaccine and there are bookings available. So jump online. You may be able to get your vaccine in the next few days if you can't get it today."
ACT health authorities are confident the territory is on track to reach 95 per cent vaccination coverage across the eligible population, with more than 58 per cent of Canberrans aged 16 and above already fully vaccinated. Second dose coverage is expected to grow faster in coming weeks once most first dose appointments are completed.
Close to 84 per cent of people in the ACT aged 16 and above have received one dose of a vaccine, data from the federal Health Department on Thursday showed.
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