New South Wales has recorded 177 new COVID-19 cases and just one new death as the state’s full vaccination rate inches towards 90 per cent.
Currently, 93.5 per cent of the NSW population aged 16 and over have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The full vaccination rate is currently sitting at 87.5 per cent.
Of the new cases, all 177 were locally acquired with one additional case detected in a traveller who arrived from overseas.
There are currently 340 people being treated with the virus in hospital, 78 of whom are in ICU.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said from Monday booster shots will be available for the Pfizer vaccine.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced provisional approval for Pfizer boosters to be administered to Australians aged 18 and over.
Speaking at a new ambulance superstation in Glebe, Mr Perrottet said “facilities will be set up as well to ensure that as we go through this next phase of the pandemic, those booster shots are available for everyone”.
GPs, pharmacists and the Homebush super vaccination hub will be administering the Pfizer booster shot.
The Premier added that the recommencement of regional travel on Monday was also an exciting move for the state as it re-opens.
“Grandparents will be able to go and visit their grand kids,” Mr Perrottet said.
“I know it was an unpopular decision to delay regional travel by two weeks, but it was the right decision.”