A pop-up vaccination clinic at Elizabeth Community Correctional Centre will help offenders and their family protect themselves against COVID-19 when the borders open.

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network will provide their mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Elizabeth site on 23 and 24 November, 10am – 3pm.

Offenders are encouraged when they report for supervision to also get their vaccination along with a free sausage sizzle and soft drink.

Their family members (aged 16 and over) are encouraged to come along and roll up their sleeves together.

Staff at Elizabeth Community Correctional Centre are welcomed to have their COVID vaccination on site.

The walk-in clinic will have a nurse available to provide education and answer questions and concerns about COVID-19 vaccination.

Elizabeth CCC was chosen as the first DCS site for a mobile vaccination clinic due to low vaccination rates in the northern suburbs community.

Playford Council is among the metropolitan LGAs with the lowest double vaccination rates (51.3% fully vaccinated as of 31 October 2021) in South Australia.

DCS is playing its part in protecting the community and providing opportunities for offenders to access vaccination easily.

The pop-up clinic will return on 14 and 15 December to provide second jabs.

Many thanks to NALHN, Acting Area Manager Rowan Walling, Acting Northern Regional Director Alicia Murphy, the Elizabeth CCC team and DCS Volunteer Unit for organising.