Premier Peter Gutwein has moved to reassure Tasmanians that the supply of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is set to keep up with an increase in demand, after the state moved to allow those aged 30 and over access from Monday.
"I believe we may be the first state [to open bookings for the age group], and I encourage Tasmanians to step up and get vaccinated," he said.
"At the moment we are leading the country in our vaccination rates.
"The forward program that has been laid out provides me with great confidence in terms of having sufficient vaccines to ensure we can provide the vaccination to those that are seeking it.
"We receive Pfizer a couple of times a week, the last Pfizer shipment came in a couple of days ago, and we'll see more come in early next week.
Broadly speaking, by the end of the month we'll be at the point where we can provide 25,000 Pfizer shots each week, both across state owned clinics and in the state owned clinic."
While Pfizer is recommended for people aged between 16 and 59, AstraZeneca remains the recommended vaccine for those aged 60 and over.
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