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

ALC Staff Reclassified as Essential Workers for Early Vaccination

Date of notice or action: 
Friday, 7 May, 2021
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There will be an ‘essential workers’ vaccination roll out prior to the Groote roll out, on 13 and 14 May in Alyangula.

All ALC staff are considered ‘essential workers’ and are encouraged to receive the vaccination on these dates. This includes Indigenous staff. This will be through a booking system.

The Gemco roll out will start the following week and all Alyangula residents are encouraged to attend the ASEC hall from 18 May. Community roll out will kick off the last week of June prior to Royalty Distribution.

Dates and times for ALC ‘essential workers’ vaccinations:
13/5 10.30-18.30
14/5 08.30-15:00



Health updates to keep your mob safe

Date first filed: 
Thursday, 29 April, 2021
Date of document or action: 
Thursday, 29 April, 2021

Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on COVID-19 vaccines, and other health updates.

The latest update for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households, communities and organisations. Read about the latest COVID-19 vaccine rollout updates, find out how many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have already received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and more.


Australian Government, Department of Health

New: Summary of Groote Pfizer Vaccine Rollout

Date of notice or action: 
Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
Notice text: 

New details and dates for COVID-19 vaccine rollout on the Groote Archipelago

Vaccine: the vaccine will now be Pfizer

Locations: Angurugu, Umbakumba, Milyakburra - Clinic Alyangula - REC hall Transport: Angurugu, Umbakumba - buses will be provided

Dates for first vaccination:

  • Essential Services: 13 to 14th May
  • Alyangula: 17th May to 5th June
  • Angurugu: 21st to 25th June
  • Umbakumba: 22nd to 23rd June
  • Milyakburra: 24th June (or ferry to Angurugu from 21st June)

Groote Local Emergency Committee


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