More than 42,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered in the Territory, with over 10,000 Territorians now fully vaccinated.
The Territory’s vaccination rollout is tracking well, with almost one in six people over the age of 16 having had a first dose, and 5.5% now fully vaccinated.
There are more than 30 locations across the Territory for people to book in and receive their vaccine – either at their GPs, with our ACCHO partners and in the NTG clinics.
Under the Modified Monash scale of remoteness, most of the Northern Territory, specifically all regions outside of the Darwin and rural areas, are eligible for a whole-of-community vaccination approach.
NT Health and partner organisation have been successfully utilising this approach across the Northern Territory outside of the Darwin and rural areas, to vaccinate anyone over the age of 16 who consents to a COVID-19 vaccination.
In those remote communities, where NT Health is the primary care provider, 12% of people over the age of 16 have had their first dose – with over 2,200 doses administered.
This week NT Health staff in the Top End are vaccinating in Batchelor, Pirlangimpi, Wurrumi, Gemco, Katherine and Minjilang.
In Central Australia, NT Health staff are vaccinating in Tennant Creek, Wilowra, Laramba, Harts Range, Lake Nash, Alcoota and Bonya.
In Central Australia the rollout for those in the Alice Springs Correctional Centre is almost one quarter complete. Vaccinations in the Darwin Correctional Facility begin this week.
Eligible Territorians can book online by visiting: www.covid19appointment.nt.gov.au.