Grant District secures pop-up vaccine sites

Grant District Council has been successful in an application for a COVID-19 community grant from Wellbeing SA in partnership with the Department for Health and Wellbeing. 

Council will be working in partnership with the Port MacDonnell Pharmacy to deliver six pop-up vaccination sites across the district during January and February.

The aim of this initiative is to support as many people as possible across the state get vaccinated for protection against COVID-19, regardless of where they live, their cultural background or age. 

Pop up vaccination sites will be held at the upcoming council township meetings at Glenburnie, OB Flat and Yahl on February 13 at the Yahl Hall at 9.30am while Compton, Moorak and Suttontown will have access on February 25 at 5.30pm at the Compton Hall. 

A further four pop-up vaccination sites will be delivered at Mount Gambier Regional Airport from 5pm to 6:30pm on January 21; Pines Hotel Post Office at Tarpeena from 5pm to 6:30pm on January 25; Brownes Bay car park from 1pm to 3pm on January 30 and the Carpenter Rocks Hall from 11:30am to 1:30pm on February 13.

Deputy Mayor Gill Clayfield said she was excited to be able to provide local vaccination sites to residents and visitors to the district. 

“The aim of the funding is to provide opportunities for everyone to be vaccinated, it is a great accomplishment to be able to make these pop up vaccination sites as accessible as possible to our community,” she said.

“We are also proud that our combined vaccination rate, with City of Mount Gambier, as of December 19, 2021 is 92.8% for the first dose and 87.5% for the second dose.”

Deputy Mayor Clayfield said council encouraged residents and visitors alike to take advantage of getting their first, second or booster vaccination without having to book.

Contact the Port MacDonnell Pharmacy on 87 8738 2673 for more information.

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