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ACCHSs and COVID-19 Vaccination

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines was coordinated by the Commonwealth Department of Health, but vaccination rollout specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities has been coordinated between the Indigenous Health Division of the Department of Health and the National Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).

In addition, SA Health have managed access to vaccination outside of the Primary Health Care services and have established clinics at various locations, which have been managed within each of the Local Health Networks. You can find out more about these sites here.    

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services were invited to submit an expression of interest to the Commonwealth if they were willing to provide vaccinations at their health service. 

These expressions were assessed and ultimately granted approval after having met the specific required conditions and implementation of policies and procedures.

For some services, there was not adequate space or resourcing to allow for safe vaccination distribution to occur and therefore links to availability at Local Health Services has been provided instead. 

All staff involved in the vaccination program rollout have undertaken the Commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination training package as a minimum requirement.

Availability of COVID-19 vaccinations at AHCSA’s Member Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in South Australia include:

 

Name of ACCHSLocationAstra ZenecaPfizerOther
Pangula Mannamurna IncMount GambierYesYesContact clinic for general enquiries and bookings
Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Heatlh Service IncMurray Bridge Victor HarborNoNoVaccinations provided locally through GP services and the local health network. Contact Moorundi clinic for general enquiries and assistance with bookings.
Nunkuwarrin Yunti Of South Australia IncAdelaideYesYesContact clinic for general enquiries and bookings
Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health ServicePort LincolnNoNoVaccinations provided locally through GP services and the Local Health Network. Contact Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health clinic for general enquiries and assistance with bookings.
Yadu Health Aboriginal CorporationCedunaYesYesContact clinic for general enquiries and bookings
Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal CorporationCoober PedyYesYesContact clinic for general enquiries and bookings
Nunyara Aboriginal health Service IncWhyallaYesYesContact clinic for general enquiries and bookings
Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal CorporationPort AugustaYesNo* *Planned for future dateContact clinic for general enquiries and bookings
Nganampa Health CouncilAnangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands YesYesIn partnership with RFDS. Contact Nganampa Health clinic for general enquiries and bookings
Tullawon Health Service IncYalataYesYesIn partnership with RFDS. Contact clinic for general enquiries and bookings.
Oak Valley Health ServiceOak ValleyYesYesIn partnership with RFDS. Contact clinic for general enquiries and bookings.