26 September 2023

Three way campaign to push COVID boosting

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SA Health has partnered with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) and South Australia Police (SAPOL) to launch a new campaign encouraging members of the community to get their COVID-19 booster shots.

Announcing the Statewide campaign, Double vaxxed isn’t fully vaxxed, DPC said that currently, people aged 16 plus were eligible for a booster three months following their second dose.

“Anyone, even those who are fit and healthy, can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age,” the DPC said.

“If you have only had two doses of the vaccine it means you are more vulnerable to catching COVID this winter,” it said.

“A third shot is your best shot at not catching COVID, spreading COVID or ending up in hospital.”

On the campaign website, SA Health said a third shot was people’s best shot at not catching COVID, spreading COVID, or ending up in hospital.

“Each day we hear about the number of new COVID cases here in South Australia,” SA Health said.

“Behind each number is a real person, and most hadn’t had their third COVID shot,” it said.

“Many thought they were fully protected, not realising that double vaxxed isn’t fully vaxxed.”

SA Health said adults (18-64 years) and adolescents could be vaccinated at SA Health vaccination clinics, GPs and pharmacies, however, people aged 12 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who could provide consent.

“People aged 16 and over can provide their own consent and attend their appointment by themselves,” it said.

Further information on the campaign Double vaxxed isn’t fully vaxxed, including how to book a COVID booster shot, can be accessed at this PS News link.

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