Children between the ages of 12 and 15 are now able to book in to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
The announcement was made by Tasmanian Public health on Thursday afternoon, expanding the vaccination schedule for the age group.
Previously 12 to 15-year-olds with underlying medical conditions, NDIS recipients and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were eligible for the vaccine.
The announcement came a week after it was revealed the federal government was due to release a plan to vaccinate children in the age group, pending advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group, but with the approval to do so.
The Pfizer vaccine was earlier given initial approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration while awaiting approval from ATAGI.
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As of September 2 in Tasmania, according to the federal government, 60.9 per cent of Tasmanians had received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while 43.7 per cent had received their second dose.
Children were encouraged to attend vaccination clinics with a parent or guardian and to have a conversation and complete a consent form to show at the appointment.
Bookings can be made by ringing the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671738 or online at coronavirus.tas.gov.au/vaccination-information/covid-19-vaccination/Book-your-vaccine.