South Australia has become the latest state to introduce a new series of coronavirus vaccines in an effort to curb the spread of the virus in the state.
The Government has also announced a new vaccine will be distributed to public hospitals to fight the spread.
“This is an important step to prevent coronaviruses from spreading in South Australian hospitals and will ensure the safety of all South Australian health care personnel,” Health Minister John Rau said.
“Our health system is resilient to coronaviral disease, and we know that the vaccine is an effective means of controlling the spread.”
The new vaccine, which is due to be administered in Southland, is designed to protect against two other common coronavirebacterial strains, the LA19 variant and LA10 variant.
“The new vaccines are a good first step towards addressing the public health crisis and ensuring the protection of all patients, staff and visitors in South South Australia,” Mr Rau told AAP.
Mr Rau says he will be seeking advice from the Government and health experts on how best to implement the vaccine.
He says the vaccines will be rolled out to hospitals and primary care clinics by the end of the year.
“We are confident that this vaccine will reduce the number of cases in South Aussies hospitals, primary care and community care,” he said.
Mr Raul says there is a high level of community support for the new vaccines.
“The response of the community to the introduction of the LA20 and LA19 vaccines has been overwhelmingly positive and the community is supporting the Government in the implementation of the new vaccine,” he added.
“There are a number of measures in place to assist South Australians to be protected, including the introduction and implementation of a public helpline, the introduction, deployment and use of vaccination protocols and the use of all appropriate protocols in hospitals, community care and public health facilities.”
It is vital that we maintain and enhance our robust, effective and effective public health system, and that the South Australian Government implements its vaccine plan in a manner that protects the health and safety of South Australians.
“Health Minister John Robertson said he is confident the new vaccination plan will make a difference to the state’s coronavid outbreak.”
I can’t say enough good things about the government’s response to this pandemic, and I would urge people to get their vaccinations and get them now,” he told AAP from Melbourne.”
South Australians will be fully protected and the response will be as swift and effective as possible.
“The new coronavoid vaccines are also expected to help reduce the spread and spread of COVID-19 in other parts of Australia.
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