Bookings are now online for children aged between five and 11 to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated in the Territory.
The paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available for children in the Northern Territory from Monday 10 January 2022.
To be fully vaccinated, children aged five to 11 years will receive two doses, eight weeks apart.
The dose is one third of the amount compared to the vaccine for people aged 12 and over.
All Territorians, including children, can get the COVID-19 vaccine at NT Health vaccination centres, participating GP clinics, respiratory clinics, pharmacies and Aboriginal health clinics.
Parents and legal guardians will be required to consent to their child being vaccinated.
More than 95 per cent of Territorians aged 16 years and over have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Bookings can be made online at: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/booking-your-covid-19-vaccine
Quotes from Minister for Health Natasha Fyles:
“The Northern Territory was the first to roll out the vaccine to kids aged 12 and above and now we are broadening the rollout to everyone aged five and above.
“The vaccine is safe, free, effective and the best public health measure to protect Territorians.
“Territorians have overwhelmingly rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated and now is the opportunity for parents to get their kids vaccinated to ensure they have the best possible protection.”