The best way to protect our families and communities is to practice COVID Safe behaviours and get vaccinated against COVID-19.

All Aboriginal people 5 years and over can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).

It is very important for everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated to protect the vulnerable people around them from getting very sick or dying from COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccination frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Check out the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for Aboriginal communities (PDF 312KB) or  click on the link below.

SA Health COVID-19 vaccine FAQs for more information.

Find out more about:

  • the vaccines and how they work
  • who can get the vaccines?
  • which vaccines are available?
  • how to get an appointment>
  • second, third and booster doses
  • safety, testing and trials

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine

Watch in Pitjantjatjara language.

A COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect you, your family and community from getting very sick or dying from COVID-19.

A vaccine is medicine that:

  • helps people fight a virus if they come in contact with it
  • can stop people from getting very sick from the virus.

A vaccination is when you receive an injection of the vaccine. This is done with a needle.

At your appointment or walk in visit

Wear clothing with short, loose sleeves to your appointment. This makes it easier to reach your upper arm where you will receive the vaccination.

Before you enter a clinic, use the mySA GOV app to COVID SAfe Check-In.

When you go to a clinic, you will be given a consent form (PDF 128KB) to fill in.

When a vaccinator is available, you will be asked to go to a vaccination space or room where the person vaccinating you will:

  • take your consent form
  • confirm who you are
  • ask about what other vaccines you have had recently
  • ask if you agree to have the vaccine
  • check your signature on your consent form
  • give you the vaccine.

After you have been vaccinated, you will leave your consent form (PDF 128KB) with the vaccinator and they will give you a vaccine record to take home.

Staying for observation after your vaccination

Just like with all other vaccines, people who are vaccinated must stay at the clinic for observation for at least 15 minutes after they have received the vaccine. This is to make sure they don’t have any immediate reactions or side effects and to provide medical care if needed.

People with a history of allergic reactions (including food allergies, reactions to insect stings, medicine allergies) will be observed for longer (30 minutes) after having the vaccine.

Where can I have a COVID-19 vaccination?

Vaccination clinics and sites



Aboriginal health clinics

Muna Paiendi

Corner of Mark and Oldham Roads, Elizabeth Vale
Vaccination times: Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
(No appointment needed. Walk-in vaccinations available).
Call (08) 8182 9206

Maringga Turtpandi

1 Gilles Cres, Hillcrest
Vaccination times: Monday and Tuesday, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
Call (08) 7425 8900

Wonggangga Turtpandi

11 Church St, Port Adelaide
Vaccination times: Wednesday to Friday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
Call (08) 8240 9611

Find a SA Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic

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For questions or if you are having trouble finding a clinic, call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787, 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, 7 days to find the best option for you.

For more information about your vaccination appointment, go to the vaccination appointment page.

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

Use the Eligibility Checker to find participating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) providing the COVID-19 vaccine for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

ACCHS provide culturally safe vaccinations to the community. More information is available on the Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people page.

General Practices and GP-led Respiratory Clinics

Use the Eligibility Checker to find participating General Practices (GPs) and GP-led Respiratory Clinics providing the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pharmacies

Use the Eligibility Checker to find participating community pharmacies in metropolitan and regional South Australia providing the AstraZeneca and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

Clinics for residential aged care facility staff and volunteers

Dedicated vaccination clinics have been established to ensure that residential aged care workers and volunteers can be fully vaccinated quickly – Book now.

Clinics for disability workers

Dedicated vaccination clinics have been established to ensure that disability workers and students can be fully vaccinated quickly.

Book by calling 1800 253 787 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm, 7 days) or visit a dedicated Aged Care and Disability worker vaccination clinic at North Brighton or Medindie.

Clinic for children 5 - 15 years with medical conditions or disability

Children aged 5 – 15 years with medical conditions or disability can be vaccinated at WCH Vaccine Clinic. 

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Once you are vaccinated, you can get your COVID-19 digital certificate to show proof of your vaccinations using:

Your digital vaccination certificate is updated after you receive each dose of vaccine.

You can still get proof that you are vaccinated, even if you don't have a Medicare card. See Services Australia for details on how to get proof through the individual healthcare identifiers service.

Find out how to get your COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate.

You can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to your digital wallet, or if you don’t have a smart phone, you can print your own COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement when you download your proof online.

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