Vital Vaccine Milestone Within Reach

NT Government

The Territory Labor Government’s vaccine rollout is rapidly approaching a key target with 70% of Territorians set to be fully vaccinated early this week.

This means the Territory remains on track to reach the 80% full vaccination rate required to progress to Stage 3 of the National Plan next month.

More than 80% of Territorians have received their first dose and more than 69% of Territorians are fully vaccinated.

The remote rollout is also approaching a key milestone with 63% of first doses administered and 49% of remote Territorians fully vaccinated.

This week NT Health vaccination teams are visiting Nyirripi, Yulara, Gunbalanya, Imanpa and Docker River.

A strong rate of vaccine bookings are expected in coming weeks following the announcement requiring a broad range of Territory workers to receive their first dose by November 12.

Early evidence shows the policy is already working with a surge of more than 2000 bookings recorded 24 hours since the announcement.

Territorians yet to book their vaccine appointment can choose to get vaccinated by booking at an NT Health Clinic, GP, Pharmacy or Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisation.

From today, the Palmerston Vaccine Clinic will operate seven days a week, providing more flexibility to local residents.

Meanwhile, the Tracy Village Vaccination Clinic will be stood down on Friday, 29 October due to a decrease in bookings at the clinic.

Anyone who has booked their first or second dose at the Tracy Village clinic will be contacted to have their booking transferred to the Darwin COVID-19 Vaccination Centre at Marrara, 131 Abala Road.

To book your appointment at an NT Health clinic visit the website here or call the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.

Quotes from Health Minister Natasha Fyles:

“Territorians have been rolling up their sleeves in strong numbers and that’s why we remain on track to enjoy more freedoms from next month when we achieve 80% full vaccination.

“Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, loved ones and the broader community.

“Our vaccination teams and health experts are doing everything they can to make sure everyone has access to the vaccine no matter where they live.”

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