Under 40s to get Pfizer from the end of the month

From the end of this month, millions of Australians over the age of 16 will get access to the Pfizer jab.

Children as young as 12 are next in line, with the green light expected to be given by health experts within days but the Northern Territory is rolling the vaccine out to children already.

The rollout is finally picking up pace as half of eligible Australians have received their first dose and now over eight million people will have a chance to get vaccinated.

Federal cabinet has accepted the Doherty Institute health advice indicating young people are the most likely to get the Delta variant and are the peak transmitters.

Some as young as 12 with specific medical conditions or who are most at risk are already eligible for the jab.