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Update: COVID outbreaks in communities

There are currently 712 Aboriginal South Australians with active COVID-19 infections. A total of 11,738 Aboriginal people have had COVID-19 infections since the border opened in November, 2021.

There are people with active COVID-19 infections in these communities:
  • Adelaide metro
  • APY (Amata, Indulkana, Mimili, Fregon, Pukatja) 
  • Berri/Barmera & Surrounds
  • Ceduna
  • Coober Pedy
  • Copley
  • Davenport
  • Marree
  • Mount Gambier
  • Murry Bridge
  • Pt Augusta
  • Pt Lincoln
  • Pt Pirie
  • Raukkan
  • Renmark & Surrounds
  • Thevenard
  • Whyalla
  • Wudinna
  • Yalata
  • Other areas
Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is one of the best ways to protect us all and COVID safe behaviours continue to be very important too. 

Article:  New COVID-19 data about vaccination

Now that masks are no longer required in many places, it is even more important for people to practice COVID safe behaviour and get up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. 

New information shows, unvaccinated people are three times more at risk of dying than vaccinated people if they catch COVID-19.  
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Are you overdue for your COVID-19 booster vaccination?

If it has been more than 3 months since your first 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, you should book in to get your booster dose as soon as possible.
  • The Pfizer booster is available for people 16 years and over.
  • The Moderna booster is available for people 18 years and over.
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Protect your child against COVID-19 for Term 2 of school

Now is the perfect time to get your child vaccinated.

Vaccination can protect your child from catching COVID-19, and from getting sick or having long term effects if they do catch COVID-19.

Children with pre-existing health conditions and weak immune systems are at a greater risk of severe disease from COVID-19.

SA Health vaccination clinics are open all school holidays, you can make a booking or just walk in.
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Extra COVID-19 vaccinations for people with weak immune systems

If you have a very weak immune system, you will need extra COVID-19 vaccinations to increase your immunity to as close as possible to the general population.

5 years and over
  • Third dose 2 months after second dose
16 years and over
  • Booster dose (fourth dose) 3 months after third dose
  • Winter dose (fifth dose) at least 4 months after booster dose (fourth dose).
If you have had a COVID-19 infection since you had your booster dose, you will need to wait 4 months after you have recovered to have your winter dose.

You can also have your flu vaccine on the same day as the COVID-19 vaccine at Aboriginal healthcare clinics or your regular doctor. Receiving the two vaccines at the same time is proven to be safe and produces a good immune response.

For more information, including evidence of eligibility, visit the SA Health website. 
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Vaccination rates for the Aboriginal population

The latest data for South Australia shows just under 80% of the state’s Aboriginal population aged 12 years and older has had their first dose and over 37% of 5 to 11 year-olds have had their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

If you haven’t had your COVID-19 vaccine yet and would like to ask questions and get vaccinated, clinics are still open.
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South Australian COVID-19 Cases

As at 21 April 2022,

Aboriginal population

  • 712 people have active COVID-19 infections.
  • 11,738 people have had COVID-19.*
  • 9 people have sadly passed away from COVID-19 in total.*
Whole of SA population
  • 26,210 people became infected with COVID-19 in the last week. 
  • 369,418 people have had COVID-19 in total.**
  • 306 people have sadly passed away from COVID-19 in total.**
* since the borders opened on 23 November 2021.

** since the pandemic started in South Australia in January 2020.

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