From today, all South Australians over the age of 50 are eligible to get their Covid vaccinations as SA amps up the rollout.

For those getting the vaccination, you can head to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network will also open four vaccination clinics today, while another is planned for Ceduna Town Hall.

The mass-vaccination hub, having just opened last week at the Adelaide Showground in Wayville, will become a dual Pfizer and AstraZeneca clinic from next Monday, after up to 3000 jabs are delivered. Another two mass-vaccination hubs are in the works, opening within weeks.

All patients aged over 50 will be able to visit their GP clinic for a jab in a fortnight.

Chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier has encouraged South Australian’s to get the vaccination as an “essential part of tackling this global pandemic.”

“The most important thing South Australians can do to ensure we remain in the best possible position is to roll up to get vaccinated when it is their turn,” she said.

“Without COVID in our community people may be reluctant to get vaccinated, but the vaccines save lives and are an essential part of tackling this global pandemic. We are less likely to need measures like widespread requirements for isolation, lockdowns and border closures if people roll up to get fully vaccinated.”