SALHN's COVID-19 vaccination program on a roll

14 April 2021

SALHN staff have been quick to ‘roll up’ and show their support for the initial phase of South
Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) is one of nine key vaccination hubs across South Australia being used to vaccinate key front-line health care workers, quarantine and airport workers and residential aged care and disability staff in the initial implementation of the program.

In its first week alone, nearly 200 staff rolled up their sleeves and received their first dose of the vaccine at the FMC  COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic located in the Cancer Wellness Centre at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer.

The vaccination provided in the first phase of the roll out is prioritising those who are most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, or who have the highest risk of being exposed to, or spreading, the virus.

“Planning is also well underway for the roll out of the vaccine to the wider community, and we will continue to work with the Commonwealth, Department for Health and Wellbeing and other Local Health Networks to finalise those details,” said Professor Susan O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer of SALHN.