Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced additional vaccination hubs, as NSW Health also makes the AstraZeneca jab available to people over 40 at its vaccination clinics and centres.
The NSW government has announced changes to the coronavirus vaccine rollout as the state scrambles to combat a rapid spread of the Delta variant that appears to be outrunning contact tracers.
NSW reported 112 new local COVID-19 cases on Monday, with at least 34 people having been active in the community while infectious.
The premier said on Monday she had been urging the federal authorities for extra vaccines for months, even before the outbreak.
“Even when we had months and months of zero community transmission, I had a sense of urgency,” she said. “Our position has not changed.”