The best way to protect our families and communities is to practice COVID Safe behaviours and get vaccinated against COVID-19.

All Aboriginal people 5 years and over can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is very important for everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated to protect the vulnerable people around them from getting very sick or dying from COVID-19.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine


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A vaccine is medicine that:

  • helps people fight a virus if they come in contact with it
  • can stop people from getting very sick from the virus.

A vaccination is when you receive an injection of the vaccine. This is done with a needle.

COVID-19 vaccination is the best way to protect you, your family and community from getting very sick or dying from COVID-19.

Recommended vaccines

The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses you should have depends on your age or if you are at higher risk of getting very sick with COVID-19. If you are not sure what vaccine you should get, speak with your doctor or Aboriginal health clinic.

Aboriginal people aged 5 and over:

  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
    • Two doses, eight weeks apart
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (6 years and over)
    • Two doses, eight weeks apart (only available at GPs and pharmacies)

Aboriginal people aged 16 to 49:

  • A booster dose, three months after your second dose

Aboriginal people aged 16 to 49 who have a complex, chronic or severe condition that increases their risk of severe illness from COVID-19:

  • A booster dose, three months after your second dose
  • A winter dose four months after your booster dose, or three months after you’ve recovered from COVID-19 if you caught it after your booster dose.

Aboriginal people aged 50 and over:

  • A booster dose, three months after your second dose
  • A winter dose four months after your booster dose, or three months after you’ve recovered from COVID-19 if you caught it after your booster dose

Aboriginal people with severe immunocompromise:

  • A third dose is recommended, two months after the second dose
  • A booster dose for anyone aged 16 and over, three months after your third dose
  • A winter dose four months after your booster dose, or three months after you’ve recovered from COVID-19 if you caught it after your booster dose

Find out what to expect before, during and after your vaccination appointment.

COVID-19 vaccination frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Check out the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for Aboriginal communities (PDF 312KB). FAQs can help you understand:

  • the vaccines and how they work
  • who can get the vaccine
  • which vaccines are available
  • second, third and booster doses
  • safety, testing and trials

See the SA Health COVID-19 vaccine FAQs for more information.

Where can I have a COVID-19 vaccination?

Aboriginal people can be vaccinated at SA Health vaccination clinics, Aboriginal health clinics, GPs and pharmacies.

Aboriginal health clinics

Muna Paiendi

Corner of Mark and Oldham Roads, Elizabeth Vale
Vaccination times: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm
Call (08) 8182 9206

Maringga Turtpandi

1 Gilles Cres, Hillcrest
Vaccination times: Monday and Tuesday, 10 am to 3 pm
Call (08) 7425 8900

Wonggangga Turtpandi

11 Church St, Port Adelaide
Vaccination times: Wednesday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm
Call (08) 8240 9611

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