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COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Aboriginal people

COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Aboriginal people

As part of a broader initiative designed to improve access to COVID-19 vaccinations for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across Adelaide, Sonder is hosting an array of COVID-19 vaccination events in Adelaide’s north, west and southern regions in partnership with Wellbeing SA and Watto Purrunna.

Aboriginal people, especially those with underlying chronic health conditions are most at risk of severe illness and dying as a result of contracting COVID-19. Large and extended families living together are also at greatest risk from the spread of any infectious disease.

On Wednesday 10 November, Sonder hosted its first of three COVID-19 vaccination events at Edinburgh North in Adelaide’s north.

Sageran Naidoo, CEO at Sonder acknowledged the importance of hosting this string of events and boosting vaccination rates amongst our Aboriginal community.

The best way to support our Aboriginal clients, friends, staff and the community as a whole to receive guidance about the safety and value of the vaccinations is to be surrounded by family, friends and supportive community members and these clinics are going a long way to helping us to support our clients and their families to receive the vaccine in a safe and caring environment. Sonder is proud to be a partner in this wonderful community led campaign.

This Saturday 27 November, from 10 am – 2.30 pm, Aboriginal people aged 12 years and older will be able to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at the Le Fevre Recreation Reserve in North Haven on a ‘walk-in’ basis with no bookings required.

The family day, supported by Kura Yerlo will include a delicious lunch, coffees, ice cream, cultural activities led by Kurruru Arts and Culture Hub and live entertainment by Barkindji Songwoman, Nancy Bates. Attendees who opt to have their vaccination on the day will also have the opportunity to go into a draw and win some great prizes.

To find out more about this western event and to register, visit bit.ly/3227vjL or contact Sonder on (08) 8209 700 or Kura Yerlo on (08) 8241 0442.

Sonder’s third COVID-19 vaccination event is to be held later in the year on Wednesday 15 December 2021 from 10 am – 2 pm at Rotary Park in Christies Beach, with a focus on boosting vaccination rates amongst the Aboriginal community in Adelaide’s south.

The event is held in partnership with Wellbeing SA and Southern Adelaide Local Health Network and supported by Aboriginal Family Clinic, Southern Pharmacy and Neoprendi Aboriginal Community Centre. The event will include lunch, coffee, ice cream and live music by Nancy Bates as well as a jumping castle for children to enjoy.

To find out more about this southern event and to register, visit bit.ly/3227vjL or contact Sonder on (08) 8209 700.

State-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics are available in more than 100 locations across South Australia. Use the Eligibility Checker to find participating General Practices, Pharmacies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Services providing the COVID-19 vaccine.