Date still to be named on country SA COVID-19 vaccine

PATIENT: More than 1000 COVID-19 injections have been administered in Adelaide since the first phase was rolled out on Monday.
PATIENT: More than 1000 COVID-19 injections have been administered in Adelaide since the first phase was rolled out on Monday.

More than a quarter of the state's 4000 COVID-19 vaccine doses which arrived at the weekend have been administered since the first phase was rolled out on Monday.

According to SA Health's daily COVID-19 update, a total of 1053 COVID-19 vaccines have been provided in Adelaide at dedicated health sites, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre.

A timeline on regional South Australia's turn is still yet to be announced.

However, SA Health told Australian Community Media (ACM), owner of this masthead, said they continue to work with the Commonwealth Government for a response.

The department further ensures they will keep the public up to date of any new outcomes.

This includes a date and locations for Victor Harbor, after erasing reports that a date had been set for the vaccine to hit the coastal town due to its aged population.

Chiefly, 'Phase 1a' of the large-scale inoculation initiative will include frontline health care workers, quarantine and border workers, and residential aged care and disability staff and residents.

Importantly, it will go to those people who have the highest risk of being exposed to or spreading the deadly virus.

Plans include vaccinating more than 12,000 people within the first three weeks of the roll out.

The COVID-19 vaccine roll out throughout South Australia will be undertaken in line with the Commonwealth Government's Vaccine Roadmap.

For more about COVID-19 vaccinations at www.covid-19.sa.gov.au

This story Greater SA wait its turn on vaccine first appeared on The Murray Valley Standard.