Tasmania is set to bring forward its coronavirus vaccine rollout based on the imminent arrival of AstraZeneca doses.
More than 2300 of the state's frontline workers have so far been vaccinated, Premier Peter Gutwein said on Friday.
The priority group rollout is on track to be expanded as planned to the Launceston General Hospital and the North West Regional Hospital on March 15.
Mr Gutwein said the state will soon receive more than 6700 AstraZeneca doses, allowing phase 1b off the rollout to be brought forward by two weeks to March 19.
People in that cohort include those aged 70 and over, remaining health care workers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults, and adults with underlying medical conditions.
Critical and high-risk workers, such as defence, police, fire and emergency services, as well as volunteers, meat processing and fish factory workers are also included.
"We will provide more details in the next week on how people in phase 1b can book their appointments," Mr Gutwein said.
Australian Associated Press