Limestone Coast Local Health Network 'very pleased' with vaccine rollout

VACCINE: The Limestone Coast Local Health Network has administered more than 24,000 vaccinations across the region.
VACCINE: The Limestone Coast Local Health Network has administered more than 24,000 vaccinations across the region.

The Limestone Coast Local Health Network is "very pleased" with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the region.

Currently, the network has administered more than 24,000 vaccinations across the Limestone Coast, according to a spokesperson.

"We are very pleased to have administered more than 24,000 vaccinations through our clinics in the region, with additional supply now available providing more appointments across our clinics," they said.

"Respiratory clinics, pharmacies and GPs play an important role in delivering the vaccine to the local community and we greatly appreciate their support as we work together in providing these services."

The region's vaccination rollout is in line with the Commonwealth Government's supply and phase schedule, with priority groups targeted as part of the first and second phase earlier this year.

Those priority groups included; healthcare workers, disability and residential aged care workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

With more and more people looking to roll up their sleeve and get vaccinated, the network has been incredibly happy with amazing work staff have done during the vaccination process.

"Our staff have done an amazing job delivering this important service to the community, and we will continue to manage demand and rostering accordingly as part of our ongoing COVID-19 response," the spokesperson said.

Data, as of September 5, found that 53.5 per cent of Tatiara residents had received their first vaccination, while 39 per cent of residents had received their second dose.

The Tatiara is below the national average of 63.8 per cent when it comes to people receiving their first dose, while the district shares the national second dose average of 39 per cent.

When compared to other local government areas (LGAs) in the Limestone Coast, the 'Good Country' ranked the second-worst when it came to percentages.

The only local government area that boasts lower vaccination rates is the District Council of Grant, which holds claim to the lowest percentages in South Australia.

Of the 7072 people living in the District Council of Grant, only 15.8 per cent of residents have received their first vaccination, while 6.7 per cent have received their second dose.

The District Council of Robe (64.4 per cent), Kingston District Council (64.1) and the City of Mount Gambier (64) are the only LGAs in the region to be above the national first dose average.

Both the District Council of Robe (46.4 per cent) and Kingston District Council (47.7) recorded above average second dose vaccination rates.

Naracoorte Lucindale Council (60.9 per cent first dose, 39.9 per cent second dose) and Coorong District Council (54.7 per cent first dose, 36.9 per cent second dos

People can find their nearest vaccine clinic and book an appointment at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidvaccine

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