NT to open Darwin COVID-19 Vaccination Centre next week
The NT Government is increasing their vaccine rollout with the Darwin COVID-19 Vaccination Centre (DCVC) set to open next week.
The DCVC will operate out of the Italian Club at 131 Abala Road, Marrara starting from July 5 onwards, administering the Pfizer vaccine. Online bookings for the site are now open.
“Darwin and the Rural Area are experiencing the very real threat of coronavirus in our community and so we must keep stepping up our response,” Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said.
“This new centre will open up more appointments for Territorians, which will ensure more protection for the community.”
The Darwin COVID-19 Vaccination Centre will be open for extended hours and on the weekends. The vaccination process will be based on their Pfizer vaccine supply.
Priority for appointments at the centre will be given to the following groups based on advice from the Public Health Advisory Group:
- Indigenous Australians
- People over the age of 40 – 59 years
- People who meet the Phase 1A and 1B criteria – including those aged 16-39 years with a medical condition, plus health, quarantine, aged care, disability, high-risk industry and border workers
- People with an exemption to travel overseas
The Public Health Advisory Group will continue to review this prioritisation before opening to more people in Greater Darwin.
Territorians aged 50-59 who have had a cancelled first dose Astra Zeneca vaccine appointment have been contacted to reschedule their appointments at the new clinic.
Vaccination appointments for Pfizer continue to be available at Palmerston Respiratory Clinic and Danila Dilba. Additional Pfizer supplies will also be available in July, with seven Darwin GP clinics to receive doses. Those aged 16-39 years will be able to access the vaccination through these GP clinics.
The vaccine rollout continues to lead the nation as over 91,700 doses have been administered in the Northern Territory. More than 27,000 Territorians have received their second dose and are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, making up over 14% of the eligible population.
“I acknowledge the dedication and hard work of our Aboriginal medical organisations throughout this pandemic, and recognise the important work they are doing for Territorians,” Minister Fyles said.
“I encourage all Territorians to roll up their sleeves when it is your turn. You’re keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.”