The NT Government is working out a plan to start distributing Covid-19 vaccinations for vulnerable Territory kids aged between 12 and 15.
It comes after ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) updated its advice to say that kids who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or live in a remote community will be able to recieve the Pfizer jab.
Health Minister Natasha Fyles said around 13,000 kids fit into the relevant age bracket and that discussions had begun around rolling out vaccines as soon as possible.
"We believe there's around 13,000 Territory children that fit this age bracket, and a large number would be vulnerable, and so we will work and provide a further update to Territorians later this week about how we plan to roll out vaccinations to them," she said.
"I have spoken to our health officials and we'll work through those details to make sure we have appointments.
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Ms Fyles also announced on Monday that 100,000 new COVID-19 vaccination appointments in the Top End are set to come online from next month.
It comes as a new COVID-19 vaccination clinic is set to open at Palmerston, delivering at least 2000 extra appointments per week, from September 1.
Ms Fyles said all Territorians were able to book appointments at the new clinic.
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