Pfizer approved for all Australians aged 12 and over.
The Pfizer vaccine has been approved by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation for all Australians 12 years and over.
"Vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended for all individuals from 12 years of age, extending the current recommendation for those aged 16 years and over," ATAGI said in a statement.
Some children in that age bracket with underlying health conditions were already eligible for the vaccine, but the latest advice expanded the rollout to include the entire cohort.
While Pfizer supplies remain limited, ATAGI recommends the timing of including adolescents needs to be balanced against access to vaccines for priority groups.
Bookings to vaccinate children aged 12-15 will open September 13.
Meanwhile, NSW has made a decision on a return to face-to-face learning. Teachers and students will start a staggered return from October.