National capital fast-tracks jabs for 30s

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The ACT is set to cement its place as the fastest jurisdiction to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine with a move to allow 30 to 39 year olds to register for a jab.

The national capital's vaccination rate is the highest in Australia, with close to half of all adults having had a first shot and 16 per cent fully vaccinated.

Across the country, the rate of full vaccination is just under 13 per cent.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr on Saturday announced the opening of registration for 30 to 39 year olds from July 21.

People who register will receive early notification to set a vaccination booking online.

The government is also working to open a further mass vaccination hub, but its success will depend on getting enough Pfizer doses.

Supply of Pfizer is expected to get a large boost in September.

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