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 ACCHS||Location||Astra Zeneca||Pfizer||Other|
|Pangula Mannamurna Inc||Mount Gambier||Yes||Yes||Contact clinic for general enquiries and bookings|
|Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Heatlh Service Inc||Murray Bridge Victor Harbor||No||No||Vaccinations 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 Inc||Adelaide||Yes||Yes||Contact clinic for general enquiries and bookings|
|Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service||Port Lincoln||No||No||Vaccinations 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 Corporation||Ceduna||Yes||Yes||Contact clinic for general enquiries and bookings|
|Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation||Coober Pedy||Yes||Yes||Contact clinic for general enquiries and bookings|
|Nunyara Aboriginal health Service Inc||Whyalla||Yes||Yes||Contact clinic for general enquiries and bookings|
|Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation||Port Augusta||Yes||No* *Planned for future date||Contact clinic for general enquiries and bookings|
|Nganampa Health Council||Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands||Yes||Yes||In partnership with RFDS. Contact Nganampa Health clinic for general enquiries and bookings|
|Tullawon Health Service Inc||Yalata||Yes||Yes||In partnership with RFDS. Contact clinic for general enquiries and bookings.|
|Oak Valley Health Service||Oak Valley||Yes||Yes||In partnership with RFDS. Contact clinic for general enquiries and bookings.|