August 26, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

With Australia’s vaccine rollout days away from opening Pfizer eligibility up to all Australian adults under 40, now might be the time for something Business Events Australia prepared earlier – a campaign to encourage Australians to get vaccinated to help restart business events.

Called “It’s our best shot for events” the campaign artwork encourages people to “get vaccinated and get ready to go”. Industry can download the campaign artwork to use across their own channels from the Business Events Australia website.

Australia’s vaccine rollout is accelerating, with more than 17,747,000 doses administered, and over half of Australians over 16 having received at least one shot. In the last seven days, over 1.8 million doses have been administered.

For those who have lost track of who and who isn’t eligible for what, here’s where we’re at across the country.

The Federal Government has recently announced that those remaining in the 16 to 39 year-old cohort who are not yet eligible will be able to book to receive the Pfizer vaccine by August 30.

In South Australia, Queensland Victoria, Northern Territory and Western Australia, everyone in this age group is already eligible to receive the vaccine, while in Tasmania, all those between 30 and 59 can currently choose to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

In New South Wales, those living in the LGAs and certain suburbs hardest hit by the current outbreak are already eligible for priority Pfizer appointments. In the Northern Territory, all children and adolescents aged 12 or over can also receive a Pfizer jab.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is also available for anyone aged 18 or over, although the Pfizer remains the preferred vaccine for all those aged under 60.

Supply of the Pfizer vaccine, which has been constrained, will get a huge boost in October and November, with 18 million doses arrive in the just under nine weeks, doubling the recent rate of supply.

micenet is encouraging the whole industry to get vaccinated as soon as possible.