Aged 60-plus in NSW? You can now get the Pfizer and Moderna jabs

New South Wales residents aged 60 and over are now eligible for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

That means every single resident aged 12 or over is eligible for one of the two mRNA vaccines and every adult can get an AstraZeneca shot.

New South Wales Health announced the news via social media on Wednesday night.

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The change comes at a time when the state is pushing towards two-thirds of people aged 16 and over being fully vaccinated.

It follows moves over the past month to open up the Pfizer vaccine to over-60s in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

Older people are eligible for the AstraZeneca jab, which drug regulators have found is also safe and highly effective, in Victoria and the ACT.

Victoria is on the brink of two coronavirus vaccine milestones. The state is about to hit 80 per cent single-dose and 50 per cent double-dose targets.

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