Know your rights: Pfizer after AstraZeneca


You have probably heard the news that the age range for AstraZeneca has now been lifted to over 60. The Federal Government has advised that those who have already had their first shot AZ shot will not be eligible to receive Pfizer for their second shot.

However, if you have had your first AstraZeneca vaccination; but continuing with AZ for your second vaccination is medically contra-indicated, you have a right to receive the Pfizer vaccine - even if not available locally.

The LHD will arrange for such staff members to attend their nearest Hub site that has Pfizer or alternatively a mass vaccination centre such as Olympic Park as applicable.

Please contact asmof at if you are having trouble securing the appropriate vaccine.