Nationally, Launceston and North-East Tasmania are leading the vaccine rollout race with 27 per cent of the population fully-vaccinated against COVID-19.
It comes after a new Pfizer vaccine clinic opened at South Launceston's Door of Hope on Tuesday.
Lead clinical nurse consultant Hamish McGovern said that the community had rallied around the new clinic.
The opening day saw nearly 300 people roll up their sleeves, with almost 400 people already booked in for next week.
"Because we haven't had cases here for so long, people want to keep it [COVID-19] out," he said.
"The community response has been exemplary."
After caring for patients with COVID-19 last year, Mr McGovern said that the virus was "not something that you'd want to get", with some of his colleagues still recovering from the trauma of caring for the critically ill.
"When people have COVID, we are not able to do our job - we are not able to 'nurse'," he said.
"We can't even hold their [the patient's] hand."
With a Sydney man in his 20s dying from COVID-19 this week, Mr McGovern was pleased that young people were taking the initiative to get vaccinated.
Launceston university student Maggie Ralph chose to roll up her sleeve to help the wider community.
"I'm happy to help," she said.
"Young people want to help out where they can. If medical professionals advise it, I think it's what we've got to do."
Ms Ralph said that many of her friends were also looking at getting vaccinated, with outbreaks interstate highlighting the importance of taking precautionary measures.
"Because we haven't had many cases in so long, I think we're watching the rest of the country at the moment and we don't want to go through that again," she said.
"That's what is motivating us at the moment."
Studying interior design, Ms Ralph is planning a move to Melbourne for her studies and is thankful that she will be fully-vaccinated before arriving.
"It gives me peace of mind knowing that I'll be safe," she said.
For Mr McGovern, the message is simple - get vaccinated if you can.
"The sooner the better. Protect yourself and protect your family and your loved ones," he said.
"Make the booking, get down here and you'll even get a lollipop."
To book a vaccine appointment, call the Tasmanian public health hotline on 1800 671 738 or book online.
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