Young Victorians now able to get Pfizer vaccine

Victorians aged 16 to 39 are now able to get the Pfizer vaccine with 450,000 appointment bookings opening up for the age bracket at state-run hubs.

Demand has been high for the bookings with 1.2 million Victorians in the younger age bracket yet to be vaccinated.

Health authorities have confirmed that anyone aged 16 to 39 with an existing AstraZeneca booking will be offered the choice of either vaccine when they show up for their appointment.

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Paula Scarso recieves her first jab at the drive-thru vaccination centre in Campbellfield, Melbourne.

Premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement about younger Victorians aged 16 to 39 becoming eligible for the Pfizer vaccine yesterday after it was confirmed a boost in vaccine supply was on its way from Poland.

It comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he wants everyone to be reunited for Christmas and opening up interstate travel is an incentive being looked at for double vaccinated Australians.

There were 50 new locally acquired cases of coronavirus in Victoria's daily figures yesterday.

Of the state's new infections on Tuesday, only 11 were in quarantine throughout their infectious period.

Forty cases were linked to current outbreaks and 10 are under investigation, while 48,424 people came forward for testing on Monday.

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