Getting vaccinated

South Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Program

SA Health is committed to providing all South Australians who wish to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with access to safe and effective vaccines as soon as possible.

SA Health is working closely with the Australian Government Department of Health to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations in South Australia in line with the Vaccine Roadmap announced by the Federal Government.

As the rollout progresses, we have made some changes to our plan including opening dedicated vaccination clinics across metro and regional SA.

All people aged 40 and over are now eligible to be vaccinated. People aged 50 and over can access the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at GPs and Respiratory Clinics, or at one of our dedicated vaccination clinics. People under 50 will be given the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Which vaccines are being used?

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine are currently being used to vaccinate South Australians. These vaccines have been approved for use by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

The Australian Government has secured doses of other COVID-19 vaccines, including Moderna and Novavax, which are still subject to TGA approvals. More information can be found at the Australian Government Department of Health website. 

Vaccination rollout

South Australia COVID-19 vaccination rollout (PDF 168KB)

The South Australian COVID-19 vaccination rollout (PDF 168KB) will be complex and different from how vaccination programs are normally administered, ensuring the vaccine is available for every South Australian.

When South Australians will get the vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases across South Australia to ensure priority groups can access the vaccine.

The following people can get vaccinated in South Australia:

  • People 40 years and over
  • People 16 years and over living in a regional council area
  • Quarantine and airport workers
  • All health care workers
  • Residential aged care and disability care residents and staff
  • NDIS participants aged 16 and over, and carers of NDIS participants of any age
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 16 years and over
  • Adults with an eligible underlying medical condition
  • Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing

The vaccination commencement date for the rest of South Australia’s adult population is still to be confirmed.

Our aim is for every South Australian over 16 years and over to have the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2021.

Vaccination of people under the age of 16 will be considered if medical advice recommends.
For more information, or help with booking your appointment, call the SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787 9.00am to 5.00pm, 7 days a week.

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