Vaccines

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%)
Source: 

NT Government, Heath Department & Angurugu Clinic manager

COVID-19 vaccine now mandated for all Groote workers

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


COVID-19 vaccine now required for all Groote workers

See the attachment for full details

The NT Chief Health Officer (CHO) requires that all workers in various NT workplaces must be vaccinated. This ruling applies to all people working on Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island.

Some exceptions exist but only for very limited medical reasons, with evidence.

Notes:

  • First dose of the COVID-19 vaccine must be by 12 November 2021
  • Two doses (fully vaccinated) by 24 December 2021.
  • If workers have not had their first vaccination by the 13 November 2021, they will not be permitted to enter the workplace and will face a $5000 fine if they do not comply with the Chief Health Officer direction.
  • Workplaces can request proof of vaccination from staff, and workplaces must to keep a register of staff vaccination rates.


Source: 

Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

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.”

 

Source: 

Angurugu Clinic Manager

COVID Vaccination available in Angurugu Supermarket

Date of notice or action: 
Saturday, 25 September, 2021
Notice text: 

COVID Vaccination available in Angurugu Supermarket

The Angurugu Clinic is providing free walk-in vaccination at the Angurugu Supermarket on Thursdays.

If you need a first or second vaccination, visit the friendly Clinic staff at the Angurugu Supermarket on Thursday, or call (08) 8987 6317.

 

In the photo: Joanne Friday got her vaccination in the Supermarket on Thursday 23rd September - here is Joanne with her family. Click for a larger photo.

Source: 

Angurugu Clinic staff

High vaccination rates in Groote communities

Date of notice or action: 
Friday, 10 September, 2021
Notice text: 

 

Vaccination rates for Warnumamalya population centres, people over 16 years, as at 10th Sept 2021

Population First vaccine Second vaccine
Umbakumba 266 214 (80%) 177 (67%)
Angurugu 792 556 (70%) 420 (53%)
Milyakburra 93 66 (71%) 46 (49%)
Total 1151 836 (73%) 643 (56%)

Message from Angurugu Clinic manager:
“Vaccination rates on Groote are remarkably good, so we should feel proud.
We are now offering vaccines every day plus a full day on a Thursday.”

 

Source: 

NT Government Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Angurugu Clinic Manager

Covid-19 - Vaccination Payments

Date of notice or action: 
Friday, 27 August, 2021
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The ALC Board held an important meeting to discuss the ways in which it could increase vaccination rates amongst traditional owners. The vaccination is considered the best defence in keeping the community safe from COVID-19, particularly with the highly contagious Delta variant spreading across Australia.

The Board resolved to offer $500 payments to all eligible traditional owners on the royalties list who have been fully vaccinated (two doses), or who go and get fully vaccinated (two doses).

Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should contact the ALC Community Support office [Angurugu 08 8987 6408, Umbakumba 08 8987 6421, Milyakburra 08 8987 7118] to book in their vaccination.

See the ALC web page for details.

Source: 

ALC

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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.

Source: 

Racheal Kleinschmidt, ALC CSP Manager

Community Vaccinations Update: Thursday vaccinations will be at Angurugu

Date of notice or action: 
Wednesday, 30 June, 2021
Notice text: 

Community Vaccinations Update

[30-6-2021 6:15pm]

Please be advised due to South 32 Covid precautionary measures, the 100 vaccinations provided by South 32 for community will now be distributed at the Angurugu Clinic. There will still be buses running in both Umbakumba and Angurugu, transporting people to and from the Angurugu Clinic.

The 24 seater bus for Umbakumba will depart Alyangula at 8am, arriving in Umbakumba at approximately 9am and will lap community until full, before returning to Angurugu. The bus service in Angurugu will kick off at approximately 9.30am. The clinic will initiate vaccinations at 9.30am.

A BBQ will operate for those vaccinated!

Thank you to all those who have assisted in making these last minute changes happen.

We look forward to seeing plenty of TO’s faces tomorrow!

Feel free to call me should you require any further information.

Kind Regards

Racheal Kleinschmidt

Manager Community Support Program, Anindilyakwa Land Council

Ph 0436 691 177

Source: 

Racheal Kleinschmidt, ALC CSP Manager

Community Vaccinations available this Thursday & Friday

Date of notice or action: 
Tuesday, 29 June, 2021
Notice text: 

Subject: Community Vaccinations

It is with much gratitude we announce South 32 has made available 100 Covid Vaccinations for community residents. The vaccinations will be available this Thursday and Friday at the GEMCO Vaccination facility at the Alyangula ASEC Hall.

ALC will be operating return bus services for both Angurugu and Umbakumba communities and the Sealink bus service will operate a free service on these days also.

The Clinic will have doctors and nurses, familiar to community working alongside the GEMCO staff.

A BBQ will be available at the ASEC Hall for those receiving their vaccinations.

Whilst a bus service will be operating, due to the limited number of vaccinations, I encourage you to prioritise those of your community staff/board members and elders within your circles to bring them in early Thursday to ensure they receive their vaccination.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Thank you to all those involved, who are making this possible.

Kind Regards

[Racheal Kleinschmidt]

Source: 

Racheal Kleinschmidt, ALC CSP Manager

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