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

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Australian Government, Department of Health

New: Summary of Groote Pfizer Vaccine Rollout

Date of notice or action: 
Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
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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)
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Groote Local Emergency Committee

Groote vacccine rollout postponed

Date of notice or action: 
Friday, 16 April, 2021
Notice text: 

The proposed COVID-19 vaccine rollout for Groote Eylandt on 27 April 2021 is being rescheduled due to changes in the National COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The COVID-19 vaccine rollout was planned to start between 27-30 April in Angurugu, Umbakumba and Alyangula. Milyakburra was scheduled for the following week. The NT Government is currently working closely with the Australian Government around the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine for Northern Territory, and this includes the Groote and Bickerton communities. Once the new schedule for the Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island vaccinations are available, the NT Government will share these with the whole community. The Northern Territory Government will also continue to work closely with GEMCO on the planned joint vaccine rollout from Alyangula.

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Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

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