PORT Macquarie-Hastings residents aged 40 to 49 will not need to travel to a vaccination hub for a Pfizer jab, thanks to an acceleration of the vaccine rollout across NSW.
Port Macquarie Base Hospital is among 25 Pfizer sites across the state now taking bookings for residents in that age group.
Manning Base Hospital will open a Pfizer clinic in June.
People aged 40-49 must register for the Pfizer vaccine at nsw.gov.au. They will be contacted when a booking is available. Vaccines bookings for people aged 50 and over must also be made via this link.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the sites were spread across both Greater Sydney and rural and regional areas to ensure that as many people as possible had access to the vaccine.
Around 23,500 people aged between 40 and 49 have already been invited to book a vaccine at a NSW Health clinic, with 12,000 people already booked for the Pfizer jab.
Ms Berejiklian said it was great to see such a positive response from the public to register for the vaccine.
"I want to thank the more than 120,000 people aged 40 to 49 who have already registered their interest to receive the Pfizer jab. We are working hard to ensure you receive the vaccine as soon as possible," she said.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said NSW Health had worked hard to expand its Pfizer footprint across NSW.
"We're making it easier for people right across NSW to access COVID vaccines as quickly as possible," he said.
"The more people vaccinated sooner in our state the stronger our defence against this extremely dangerous virus."
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