South Australia Expands COVID Vaccination Program to Allow Regional Residents Over 16 to Receive Vaccine

People as young as 16 living in the South Australia region will be able to get the COVID vaccine starting Tuesday.

Prime Minister Steven Marshall has announced that people over the age of 16 who live outside Adelaide will be able to receive the blow.

“This is part of our overall deployment to increase this coronavirus vaccination rate,” Marshall told reporters on Monday.

“It’s sure, it’s free, it’s efficient.

“We want as many people as possible to receive this jab so that from tomorrow people over the age of 16 can come to one of our 35 country clinics and receive their jabs.

While Marshall said the announcement was a national first, the Northern Territory announced last week that more than 16 people living in regional areas could get the hang of it, becoming the first jurisdiction in Australia to do so.

South Australian Prime Minister Steven Marshall made the announcement on Monday. Credit: AAP

Health director Nicola Spurrier said the deployment would mean those living in regional areas will have easy access to immunizations.

“Obviously, this is for people who live in these regional centers and so you will need to show proof of your residency,” she said.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service will also deliver 3,500 vaccines to Kangaroo Island from early June.

More than 265,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID in the state.

A new case of COVID was recorded in South Africa on Monday in a man in a medical hotel.

Information on vaccine deployment can be found on the SA Health website.

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