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Phase 1b COVID vaccine rollout commences for Territory GPs

Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN) has today announced the schedule for rollout of the COVID‐19 vaccine through twenty‐five Territory based private General Practices and three Respiratory Clinics.

The Phase 1b rollout targets: adults over 70 years, health care workers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults, adults with a specified medical condition, disability workers and critical and high risk workers such as defence, police, fire and emergency services personnel.

The rollout will be staged over four weeks, with the first General Practices commencing vaccinations this coming Monday 22 March 2021.

NT PHN Chief Executive Officer, Gill Yearsley, said “This is an important step in the Australian Government’s national rollout of the vaccine to the general population and we have been working closely with the twenty‐five practices to support their preparation.”

To assist the public in understanding which practices are vaccinating, a full list of practices and contact details has been published on the NT PHN website at: https://www.ntphn.org.au/covid‐19‐vaccine‐rollout

Ms Yearsley said, “For those who might be new to the Territory, or just not have an established relationship with a GP locally, there are also three Respiratory Clinics able to offer the vaccine. These are at the Palmerston Respiratory Clinic, Congress Respiratory Clinic and Central Clinic in Alice Springs.

It’s important that everyone who is eligible considers being vaccinated to help protect the broader community. The vaccine is safe and approved through the Therapeutic Goods Administration.”

The first round of General Practices vaccinating from 22 March 2021, include:

Bakewell Medical Centre
Arafura Medical Casuarina
Arafura Medical Humpty Doo
Bath Street Family Medical, Alice Springs
Top End Medical, Gateway
Leanyer Medical
Territory Medical Group, Nightcliff
Mall Medical Centre, Alice Springs
Pandanus Medical, Darwin
Cavenagh Medical Centre, Darwin

You can follow Northern Territory Primary Health Network on Facebook to keep up to date with the Phase
1b rollout.

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Contact:
NT PHN ‐ Cassandra Buckley, Marketing & Communications Manager,
Ph: 8982 1041
M: 0448 800 438,
E: cassandra.buckley@ntphn.org.au