Vaccine rollout on for children

VACCINATIONS for children aged five to 11, began yesterday with parents and carers urged to book their children an appointment as soon as possible.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) would be made available for the 720,000 children in that age group.
“We saw a great vaccination response for children aged 12-15 years, so we hope parents will book in their younger children before they start or go back to school,” Mr Perrottet said.
Children aged five to 11 will be able to receive their Covid-19 vaccine in a range of centres and community settings including general practitioners, community pharmacies, NSW Health clinics and other providers such as Aboriginal Medical Services.
The Premier has also announced a range of precautionary measures to provide additional support for the health system and community ahead of an anticipated peak in Covid cases later this month.
Until January 27, singing and dancing will be prohibited in hospitality venues (including pubs, clubs, nightclubs, bars and restaurants), entertainment facilities, and major recreation facilities, while the usual holiday suspension of non-urgent elective surgery will continue through to February.