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School vaccine hubs to begin


COVID-19 vaccines will be available at some South Australian schools from today under a push to improve vaccination rates in children aged five to 11.

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The State Government program is operating across 10 schools per week on Fridays and Saturdays over four weeks.

Burton Primary, Littlehampton Primary, Grange Primary and St John the Apostle School are among the first schools to host the program.

The clinics will be offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, including the Paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11.

Vaccines will be available to the school community on Fridays, while the wider community can receive their dose on Saturdays.

Students must have a parent or carer present or provide consent to receive a vaccine.

Vaccinations will be available nine weeks later at each school so people can receive both doses.

Almost 96 per cent of eligible people in South Australia aged 12 and over have received their first vaccine dose.

About 94 per cent have received their second dose.

SA reported 3837 new COVID-19 cases yesterday.

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