SA to open two new COVID-19 vaccination hubs in Adelaide if Pfizer supplies arrive



The South Australian government will open two new COVID-19 vaccination hubs in Adelaide’s northern and southern suburbs, pending sufficient supply of the Pfizer vaccine.

The hubs are expected to be located in the Playford Civic Centre in Elizabeth and in the old Masters site at Noarlunga by early June. 

Premier Steven Marshall said both of the sites would be dedicated Pfizer facilities, pending supply of the vaccine from the federal government. 

“Following meetings with the Commonwealth yesterday, we now have more clarity on projected vaccine supplies for additional clinics in South Australia,” he said.

“This means that planning for clinics at the Playford Civic Centre and the old Masters site at Noarlunga can progress and we expect both these sites to be established and getting jabs in arms by early June. If supplies permit, they will be activated earlier.

“These two hubs will play a critical role in ensuring a safe and effective vaccine rollout across South Australia.” 

Earlier in the week, the state government announced it would be opening a vaccination hub at the Adelaide Showgrounds on April 30, to vaccinate healthcare staff and emergency workers, who are aged under 50. 

A community vaccination clinic will open in Port Lincoln on Monday at the Aboriginal Community Council before moving to a bigger site at the Port Lincoln Bowls Club from April 27. 

Health and Wellbeing Minister Stephen Wade said the Port Lincoln clinic would focus on vaccinating adults aged over 70 and Aboriginal adults aged over 55. 

“We also continue our work to establish a community clinic at Mount Gambier and are sending a vaccination team to Kangaroo Island,” he said. 

“Opening these two hubs, along with the other clinics being planned, shows the agility of our health teams in responding to the latest health advice and the needs of our community.

“The level of vaccination in South Australia is closely aligned to our share of the population and opening more clinics across the state will help us to further scale up this rollout.” 

According to the state government, more than 100,000 South Australians have been vaccinated through the rollout to date. 

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