2000 Kangaroo Island residents receive first COVID-19 vaccine

VACCINATED: Dr Philip Cohen from the KI Medical Clinic, director of nursing midwifery at the KI Health Service Katrina Seng and Darren Keenan from the KI Health Advisory Committee after receiving their vaccines last month. Photo: Stan Gorton
VACCINATED: Dr Philip Cohen from the KI Medical Clinic, director of nursing midwifery at the KI Health Service Katrina Seng and Darren Keenan from the KI Health Advisory Committee after receiving their vaccines last month. Photo: Stan Gorton

The SA Health vaccination clinic on Kangaroo Island so far has provided 1125 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 882 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

This means 2007 residents had now received their first dose, compared to the official population of 4700.

Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network vaccination lead Jane Wright said the network had seen a great response from Kangaroo Island residents coming forward to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.

Residents aged over 60 years old have up until 6.30pm this Thursday to receive the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

KI residents can book into the clinic online at sahealth.sa.gov.au/kicovidvaccine, via phone on 0468 576 150, or drop by the clinic for a walk-in appointment.

The clinic is located at the Kingscote Town Hall and a free shuttle bus is available to transport people to the Town Hall clinic from sites in Vivonne Bay, Parndana, Gosse, American River and Penneshaw.

From Friday, July 9, the clinic will start to provide second doses of the Pfizer vaccine up until July 21.

The clinic will return again on August 11 and 12 for further Pfizer second doses. Second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will start on September 20.

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