More than 46,000 vaccines available to South Australians through community pharmacies

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia – South Australia Branch announced today South Australians had access to 46,600 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines through their local community pharmacy.

South Australia Branch President, Nick Panayiaris, encouraged South Australians across the state to visit to find their closest community pharmacy to book their free COVID-19 vaccination.

“Since community pharmacies began rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations, we’ve seen more than 48,000 vaccines administered through almost 270 pharmacies across South Australia,” said Mr Panayiaris.

“The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which uses the same technology as the Pfizer vaccine, is only available at community pharmacies.”

“One of the greatest things about being able to access COVID-19 vaccinations through community pharmacy is the accessibility,” said Mr Panayiaris.

“95% of Australians living in metro areas live within 2.5km of a community pharmacy, as do 72% of those in regional areas.”

“Greater accessibility to COVID-19 vaccinations will mean more South Australians will get fully vaccinated sooner, and community pharmacies are only too happy to be part of this.”

With more than 480 community pharmacies across South Australia, Mr Panayiaris said they are key primary healthcare providers local to schools and uniquely placed to administer safe COVID-19 vaccinations.

“Additionally, many pharmacies are open for extended hours and over the weekend for your convenience, so if you’ve been put off by long waits, jump onto, give your community pharmacy a call or walk in and receive your free COVID-19 vaccination at a participating pharmacy,” said Mr. Panayiaris

Mr. Panayiaris said COVID-19 vaccinations at community pharmacies were open to anyone over 12 years of age.

“If you’re not sure about receiving your COVID-19 vaccination or have any questions about the vaccination, please come and visit your local pharmacy. You’re our number one priority, and we’d be pleased to have a chat with you,” said Mr. Panayiaris

South Australians can visit to find their closest community pharmacy administering COVID-19 vaccinations.

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