New drive-through vaccine clinic in SA

SA is hoping its drive through vaccination clinic will mirror the success of them in other states.
SA is hoping its drive through vaccination clinic will mirror the success of them in other states.

South Australia has established its first drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic to help boost double-jab rates above 90 per cent.

The government is turning a pop-up clinic at the SA Produce Market at suburban Pooraka into a drive-through venue.

Appointments can be made but will not be necessary.

"You can book or you can just drive right on in, roll down your window and roll up your sleeve," Health Minister Stephen Wade said.

"It's now that easy to get vaccinated."

Mr Wade said drive-through clinics in Victoria and NSW had been popular and it was hoped local families would see it as a more convenient and accessible way for the whole family to be vaccinated.

SA recently reached the milestone of having 80 per cent of those aged 16 and over double-jabbed.

But it has now switched its reporting to include those aged 12 and over.

That has dropped the state's double-vaccinated rate to just over 79 per cent.

The government previously said it hoped to reach 90 per cent by the end of the year.

Australian Associated Press