South Australia’s 16 and 17 year-olds can now roll up their sleeves for their Pfizer booster vaccination, if they had their second dose three or more months ago.
With the news that both the TGA and ATAGI have now approved the booster shot for this new age bracket, Premier Steven Marshall is today calling on the state’s 16 and 17 year-olds to roll up their sleeves and protect themselves before many of them return to school on February 14.
“There has never been a better time for our 16 and 17 year-old South Australians to walk into a clinic for their booster shot,” Premier Marshall said.
“We have thousands of walk-in and pre-booked appointments available between now and when school returns on 14 February for those 16 and 17 years old who had their second dose more than three months ago.
“And for those who may have started year 12 this week – appointments are available before school, after school and on weekends.
“Over 60% of eligible South Australians have already had their booster shot, but I want to see this increase even further,” Premier Marshall said.
“You can walk into many of our clinics today, including Wayville, Playford, Noarlunga, Kilkenny, Enfield, Myer Centre and the Women’s and Children’s vaccination clinic,” Premier Marshall said.
“Booster shots are also being administered by our pharmacy network and GP’s across the entire state.
“There really is no excuse to not have your all-important booster dose, it will protect yourself, your family, your school, workplace and the entire state,” Premier Marshall said.
Walk-ins for 16 and 17 year-olds are available today and beyond at Wayville, Playford, Noarlunga, Kilkenny, Enfield, Adelaide (Myer Centre), the Women’s and Children’s vaccination clinic, Port Augusta and Whyalla clinics.
Online bookings will be available in the coming days once the commonwealth booking system has been updated at: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/booking/
Key stats on SA’s 16 and 17 year-old cohorts:
16-17 YO Population in SA = 40,060
16-17 YO Population eligible for boosters today = 17,254 (Persons who got second doses 90 days before)