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Atitjere Receives First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

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Atitjere Community received a visit from Central Australian Health Services (CAHS) COVID-19 vaccination team on Monday 24 May.  All eligible members of the community were able to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

First cab off the rank in Atitjere was the Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Community Services Coordinator Warren Kenney followed closely by CDRC Essential Services Officer Shannon White and CDRC Field Officers David Rankine and Malcolm Reiff.  The vaccine team started early to cater for community members that needed to return to work.

The staff commented on how easy it was to get the vaccine with a mild ache in the arm as the only side effect.

People came from far and wide to receive their first dose with staff from Huckitta Station (56 km east) and Mount Riddock Station (30 km west) booking in alongside residents of Atitjere and the surrounding Homelands.

The second dose is due to be administered next week when the team visits again.

Above photo: Warren Kenney receives his vaccine from Kaye Faull (CAHS vaccine team member).

David Rankine and Malcolm Reiff received COVID-19 vaccine

Field Officers David Rankine and Malcolm Reiff received the vaccine.