Young South Australians will receive greater access to the potentially lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine, with a school-based immunisation program to be rolled out to selected schools this term, Kadina Memorial School among them.
The pop-up vaccination hub at Kadina Memorial School will be established later this month as part of a six-week blitz to administer first and second doses.
Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the school immunisation program will be available to school staff and students aged 12 to 18 years old, and it is anticipated community members will also be able to access the pop up clinic on weekends.
The first 18 schools confirmed to house pop-up clinics are:
■ Para Hills High School
■ Valley View Secondary School
■ Paralowie R-12 School
■ Underdale High School
■ Woodville High School
■ Port Augusta Secondary School
■ Findon High School
■ Mount Gambier High School
■ Loxton High School
■ Roma Mitchell Secondary College
■ Grant High School
■ Renmark High School
■ Charles Campbell College
■ Clare High School
■ Stuart High School
■ Reynella High School
■ Port Lincoln High School
An expanded COVID-19 school immunisation program is being planned for 2022.
For more information, go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidvaccine