More South Australians will be able to access their COVID-19 booster and more five to 11’s appointments will be available with the Wayville vaccine clinic expanding to the Jubilee Pavilion from Thursday.
The expansion will see 8,000 more booster appointments available each week for eligible South Australians, increasing to 15,000 in the coming weeks.
The move also allows the Wayville Clinic to increase appointments for our five to eleven kids by 850 per day from today, increasing to 1000 per day by the end of the week.
Premier Steven Marshall said the Government was doing everything it can to get South Australians boosted as quickly as possible and as many paediatric jabs into the arms of kids.
“The Wayville COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Adelaide Showground has been a massive success and this expansion will mean more appointments and more South Australians armed against the Omicron variant,” Premier Marshall said.
“The additional space in the Jubilee Pavilion will offer the Moderna vaccine for South Australians who have had their second dose of any vaccine at least four months ago, moving the three months at the end of January.
“1000 more bookings will also be available every day by the end of next week at Wayville for our five to 11’s – ensuring we get as many doses into the arms of our kids before school goes back for 2022.
“The Wayville clinic has already delivered half a million vaccines and is a convenient option for many people due to its central location, online bookings and free parking.”
Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier, said the expansion will see the Wayville clinic continue to play a key role in the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the important third dose.
“The Omicron variant has resulted in a significant number of cases in South Australia, so it is important that people get a third dose as soon as they are eligible,” Professor Spurrier said.
“Getting a booster of a COVID-19 vaccine, whether it be Moderna or Pfizer, has been shown to reduce transmission and the risk of becoming seriously unwell from this disease.
“South Australians who have had their second vaccine dose four months ago are now eligible for their third dose and should make an appointment as soon as they can.”
The Jubilee Pavilion is bookings-only for people 18 years and over and will be open seven days a week from 8am to 4pm.
The Goyder Pavilion will continue to offer the Pfizer vaccine to people aged five years and over, seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.