Elizabeth mass vaccination clinic opens in north

first_imgElizabeth mass vaccination clinic opens in north The latest COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic opens its doors today at Elizabeth, providing opportunities for people in the northern suburbs to receive the vital vaccine.Premier Steven Marshall said the Elizabeth clinic based at the Playford Civic Centre will provide both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to those eligible under phases 1a, 1b and 2a of the roll out program.“South Australia’s economic and health response to the COVID-19 threat has been world-leading. Week by week we are scaling up our vaccination efforts as we work with our health experts to deliver a safe and steady vaccine rollout,” said Premier Marshall.“The opening of the Elizabeth mass vaccination clinic is another major milestone in our plan to vaccinate the South Australian community, and later this year it will have the ability to scale up to deliver up to 10,000 per week.“The vaccination program is our doorway out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I encourage all eligible South Australians to book in, roll up their sleeve and get vaccinated.”“Giving every South Australian access to the COVID-19 vaccine is a priority for the Marshall Liberal Government, and the establishment of the Elizabeth clinic will further support our safe and steady scale up of the rollout,” said Minister Wade.“In its first week, this site will offer more than 2,300 appointments across 24 vaccination chairs. The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) will then scale up its operations in week two and providing up to 5,700 vaccination appointments for booking by the public.“Our Wayville and Noarlunga clinics have hit the ground running and our third metropolitan mass vaccination clinic will provide even more South Australians with access to the vital vaccine.”NALHN’s Director of Nursing Operations, Andrew McGill, said staff across NALHN have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, from putting their hands up in droves to help their colleague’s interstate to jumping at the opportunity to work at testing clinics in the community.“We are dedicated to playing our part in delivering COVID-19 vaccinations to people in the northern community in a safe and efficient way. To date, NALHN has already delivered more than 9,300 vaccinations as part of the healthcare worker program.“Online bookings for the Elizabeth clinic opened to the public on 19 May and almost 300 appointments have been made for its first day of operation,” Mr McGill said.“Bringing together the teams who have been providing the Lyell McEwin Hospital and Modbury Hospital vaccination clinics, the Elizabeth clinic will have approximately 70 NALHN staff working at the Elizabeth site during any one shift. This will include nurses, pharmacists, administration and security staff.”The Elizabeth COVID-19 vaccination can be accessed via the southern entrance of the Playford Civic Centre and will open seven days a week between 8:30am and 3:30pm. Two hours free parking will be made available at the Windsor car park.You can check your eligibility and book in for a vaccine through the SA Health website. For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations visit: covidvaccine.sa.gov.au. /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Adelaide, AusPol, Australia, Australian, community, director, Government, health, healthcare, operation, Pfizer, Playford, SA, SA Government, SA Health, South Australia, vaccination, Windsorlast_img read more