Premier Steven Marshall and Health Minister Stephen Wade addressed the South Australian public this morning from Roma Mitchell Secondary College, in regards to a new COVID-19 vaccination roll out for schools.
The Premier says twenty schools across the state, both metropolitan and country, are scheduled to receive the program across the next couple of weeks, running for six weeks of the remaining term to maximise the vaccination rollout, with cabinet setting aside funding for the roll out.
It’ll be aimed at 12-15 year olds, with Minister Wade saying it’s important as we head into the summer period for older students to be protected.
This comes after three new Covid cases in the state were announced yesterday.
The first was an international traveller in his 30s who was in a medi-hotel.
The second which Spurrier said was of high concern was a woman in her 30s who was a fly in fly out miner. She was an essential worker coming into the state from Victoria.
The third case is a man in his 40s who came from Victoria. Spurrier said this was no surprise as his co-driver was a positive case.
SA Health has updated their website with new COVID-19 exposure locations in relation to these cases.
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please seek testing as soon as possible.
Find your nearest testing site at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting
More information, including exposure sites is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing