COVID-19 update 205

22 February 2021

Monday 22 February 2021

SA COVID-19 vaccine update

In a historic day, South Australian frontline workers have rolled up their sleeves to be among the first people in the country to vaccinated against COVID-19.

Medi-hotel staff, Adelaide Airport staff, medi-hotel transfer staff and SA Police red zone staff will be the first to get vaccinated this week, followed by staff from the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and Noarlunga Hospital emergency departments, respiratory wards, Intensive Care Units and COVID-19 testing clinics.

SA Health received 4000 doses of the vaccine yesterday, delivered to hubs at Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre, with another 8000 expected over the next three weeks to vaccinate 12000 South Australians.

More hubs and clinics will come online across the state in the coming weeks to prioritise vaccinating those who are most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.

A Commonwealth Government led in-reach vaccination workforce will ensure residential aged care and disability care residents and staff receive their vaccines over the coming weeks.

For more information on the vaccine and the vaccine roll out, including frequently asked questions, is available at www.covidvaccine.sa.gov.au.

South Australia COVID-19 cases

  • 0 new cases today
  • 3 active COVID-19 cases
  • 2,436 tests yesterday
  • 1,069,938 tests in total
  • 610 confirmed cases in total
  • 603 people have recovered
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

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View previous COVID-19 Updates.