Who will be getting the COVID vaccine in February • Glam Adelaide

Who will be getting the COVID vaccine in February

The most vulnerable to COVID-19’s effects and those with the highest risk of catching and spreading the virus will be the first to access the vaccine.

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Three groups of South Australians will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in mid-February in the Pfizer’s first phase of roll out.

The most vulnerable to COVID-19’s effects and those with the highest risk of catching and spreading the virus will be the first to access the vaccine.

These include:
Residents staff of aged and disability care facilities.
Medi-hotel and airport staff.
Health care workers working in high risk exposure and transmission areas, such as COVID testing clinics and emergency departments.

SA Health expect the vaccine roll out to take several months with general population said to be able to access it mid this year.

Each person will need two doses of the vaccine for adequate immunisation.

The implementation plan is yet to be revealed but will be in line with the Federal Government’s Vaccine Roadmap where 30 to 50 ongoing Hospital Hubs in urban and rural Australia will be put into place.

The hubs will only manage cold chain storage and Pfizer vaccine.

The Vaccine Roadmap can be viewed here.

Visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDvaccine to learn more.

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