BY JARROD MELMETH

The NSW Government is ramping up efforts to rollout the COVID-19 vaccines as bookings go live for the Pfizer vaccine at the John Hunter Hospital for people aged 40 to 49.

Premier Glady’s Berejiklian confirmed that alongside the clinic at the John Hunter another one at Muswellbrook Hospital will progressively start offering the vaccine throughout June.

The two hubs in the hunter join 25 sites across the State gearing up to administer the Pfizer 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,” Ms Berejiklian said.

This follows the governments plans revealed on Tuesday they are on the hunt for a suitable venue in Newcastle to host a mass vaccination clinic.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said NSW Health has 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.

“The more people vaccinated the sooner in our state the stronger our defence against this extremely dangerous virus,” Mr Hazzard said.

People aged 40 to 49 can register for the Pfizer vaccine here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/