Local Pfizer vaccines diverted to help with Sydney outbreak

The Murrumbidgee Local Health District has confirmed that some of its Pfizer doses will be redirected to Greater Sydney.

MLHD has said the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is still available for second doses.

MLHD has said the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is still available for second doses.

The MLHD made the announcement on Friday evening, two days after NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian's controversial revelation that doses would be diverted from regional areas.

The health district stated that the reallocation only affects MLHD-run clinics and emphasised that anyone who has received a first dose of Pfizer will be able to receive their second dose.

However, people who have booked their first dose of Pfizer will be contacted to discuss options.

MLHD clinics will continue to offer AstraZeneca to people aged over 40 and will still have vaccinations available for health workers.

The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network, which oversees the region's general practices and Commonwealth vaccination hubs, is not affected by the new policy. Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are available through other providers.