Groote community vaccination rates leading

Date of notice or action: 
Wednesday, 13 October, 2021
Notice text: 

Vaccination rates for Warnumamalya population centres, all people over 12 years, as at 13th Oct 2021

See also the attached notice, showing Umbakumba having the highest vaccination rates in the NT.

Population First vaccine Second vaccine
Umbakumba 294 258 (88%) 236 (80%)
Milyakburra 102 77 (75%) 62 (61%)
Angurugu 869 633 (73%) 518 (60%)
Total 1265 968 (77%) 816 (65%)

NT Government, Heath Department & Angurugu Clinic manager

Groote communities vaccination update

Date of notice or action: 
Thursday, 30 September, 2021
Notice text: 


Vaccination rates for Angurugu and Milyakburra, including all eligible 12 years upwards, as at 29th Sept 2021

Population First vaccine Second vaccine
Angurugu 870 626 (71%) 506 (58%)
Milyakburra 103 77 (74%) 58 (56%)

Message from Angurugu Clinic manager:
“We will continue to vaccinate every day however the biggest day is Thursday, including vaccination in the Angurugu supermarket.”



Angurugu Clinic Manager

Vaccinations 2nd Roll Out - Starts Monday 19th July

Date of notice or action: 
Wednesday, 14 July, 2021
Notice text: 

The 2nd Vaccination roll out in Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra will take place next week 19-22 July.

Those that received vaccinations in the first round are now due for their second vaccinations, and must receive these this round to fall within the window of opportunity.

Community who have not yet been vaccinated are encouraged to come along to receive their first vaccinations this round. There will be a third roll out in a further 3 weeks – dates yet to be confirmed.

Vaccinations will take place:

  • Angurugu Clinic - Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st
  • Umbakumba Clinic – Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th
  • Bickerton Clinic – Thursday 22nd

Buses will run in both Angurugu and Umbakumba.

The CSP will provide Hot Dogs and Goody Bags to those vaccinated!

For full details, see the attachment.


Racheal Kleinschmidt, ALC CSP Manager

Groote vaccine rollout details - UPDATED


These posters show the revised rollout dates for Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra (as of 11th June) and are approved by the Clinic Manager:

Groote COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Update

Date of notice or action: 
Tuesday, 11 May, 2021
Notice text: 

From: Melissa Muller

Subject: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Messaging - Groote Eylandt


The COVID-19 vaccine rollout was originally planned for Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island communities in late April; however, dates were deferred due to changes in the national vaccine rollout.

The NT Government has confirmed that all residents over the age of 16 of Groote and Bickerton are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Essential frontline workers and key staff of local Groote organisations will be offered vaccinations on 13 and 14 May 2021. Emails with booking information will be sent to those organisations invited to participate.

GEMCO will operate the Alyangula GEMCO vaccination program for its workforce and any Groote Eylandt residents wishing to book in, from 18 May – 2 July. GEMCO will provide further information to the community about this next week.

The broader NT Government led vaccination program for the Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island communities of Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra and the satellite communities will take place as below. Bookings are not required and transport will be provided to assist people to get to the Clinics. All people over the age of 16 are being offered the COVID-19 vaccine.

First dose offered to Groote and Bickerton residents:

  • Umbakumba – 22 and 23 June 2021
  • Angurugu – 21 to 25 June 2021
  • Milyakburra – 24 June 2021

Second dose to Groote and Bickerton residents:

  • Umbakumba – 20 and 21 July 2021
  • Angurugu – 19 to 23 July 2021
  • Milyakburra – 22 July 2021

Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government


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