Limestone Coast vaccine appointment boost

By Raquel Mustillo

COVID vaccine appointments across Limestone Coast SA Health-run clinics will boost by an additional 800 slots each week as South Australia’s Pfizer stocks promised by the Federal Government are rolled out across the country.

The additional vaccine appointments will be available as of next week and will be spread across the Mount Gambier Central Shopping Centre vaccination clinic, as well as Millicent, Naracoorte, Kingston and Bordertown hospital sites.

A SA Health spokesperson said the additional appointments will be available from next week and become available online as the supply of vaccine increases.

The spokesperson said appointment availability was “dynamic” and “changes each day with changes to supply and people making bookings and rescheduling.

Currently, wait times vary for vaccination appointments at the six state-operated sites, with the next available slot in Mount Gambier listed for December 22.

As of today, the next available appointment for Millicent is November 17, while Naracoorte has one availability on September 28.

Two slots are available at the Kingston Hospital on September 2, while Bordertown Memorial Hospital has five available appointments on September 7.

Penola War Memorial Hospital, which solely offers AstraZeneca, has one appointment on September 16.

SA Health encouraged eligible individuals to regularly check the online booking system for new appointments and book in to receive the vaccine as soon as they can.

The spokesperson said Covid-19 vaccines are also available at GPs and pharmacies across the region.

Vaccines are available at seven chemists in Mount Gambier, the Port MacDonnell Pharmacy, Millicent Chemist and Giftware, Robe and Bordertown pharmacies and Naracoorte’s two chemists.

Visit to book into the Mount Gambier vaccination clinic, or the Millicent, Penola, Naracoorte, Kingston and Bordertown hospital sites.