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COVID-19 update: Vaccinations for school students

13 September 2021

We received this information for schools from the Department for Education.

For principals at schools with secondary enrolments
For info: Education directors, principal consultants

During September, South Australian year 11 and 12 students aged 16 and over can get priority walk-in access for their COVID-19 vaccination at SA Health run vaccination clinics.

As we work with SA Health to set up school COVID-19 immunisation options, this walk-in access will give year 11s and 12s the opportunity to be fully vaccinated before they finish the school year, which is typically a few weeks earlier than other year levels.

Year 11 and 12 students can receive a vaccination without an appointment at the following clinics:

  • Wayville (before 3.30pm)
  • Elizabeth
  • Enfield
  • Noarlunga
  • Port Augusta
  • Whyalla
  • Port Lincoln
  • Victor Harbor (call before attending 0468 576 150)
  • Mt Barker (call before attending 0468 576 150)
  • Gawler (call before attending 0468 576 150)

Students walking in at the above clinics will need to show their student card.

Those with an underlying medical condition can walk in at the above clinics but will need a referral from their GP. Alternatively, they can book to get vaccinated at participating GPs.

We encourage students completing SACE exams and assessments to prioritise their COVID vaccination during September.

Please share this information with your year 12 students and their families.

Vaccination arrangements for other secondary year levels are currently being finalised with SA Health. We’ll let you know more as soon as possible.

In the meantime, vaccination is available for all South Australians 16 years of age and over at participating GPs and respiratory clinics in metro and regional South Australia. Families and students who are eligible are encouraged to book ASAP at covidvaccine.sa.gov.au.