AstraZeneca to be offered to 18 to 39-year-olds at nine Victorian clinics

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says nine state clinics will offer the AstraZeneca vaccine to 18 to 39-year-olds from Monday as the state recorded 11 new locally acquired COVID cases which are all linked.

“As you know, we are fast approaching 1.8 million doses of vaccine having been administered through state clinics,” he said.

“It’s principally a federal government program, but we are playing our part assisting them in rolling it out in state clinics.

“We have 50 of those open access state clinics.

“What I can announce today is from tomorrow, nine of those 50 clinics will offer AstraZeneca vaccine to 18 to 39-year-olds.

“They’ll be able to go online, book an appointment.

“They will then have a conversation upon arrival with a doctor.

“The doctor will take them through the risks, take them through all the different issues that they need to consider.

“If they then make an informed decision and provide consent, they will receive the AstraZeneca first dose and then some 12 weeks later they will receive the second dose.”