South Australia records 4506 new COVID-19 cases, wants more jabs for kids

South Australia has recorded 4506 more cases of COVID-19, and a man in his 90s has died with the virus.

A total of 336 of the new cases were recorded from home RAT tests, officials said.

Like other states, SA will start vaccinating five to 11-year-old’s this week, with 12,000 already booked in.

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A quiet Rundle Mall in Adelaide, Australia.

Health Minister Stephen Wade said the government wanted to get children back to school in three weeks as scheduled.

However, he said discussions would be held this week, with returning to home learning possible.

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He admitted parents “needed to make choices about their own children,” if they had not yet been able to get them vaccinated.


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He said parents should keep revisiting the SA Health website if they had not been able to get an appointment yet.

Mr Wade said GPs and pharmacists in the state are asking for more supplies for children, saying they didn’t have enough delivered yet by the Commonwealth.

“Orders were not at the level some GP’s and pharmacists expected,” he said.

“It’s an important time for us to work together to maximise the number of doses provided to South Australian children,” he said.

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Children have their second Pfizer dose, eight weeks after the first.

Mr Wade said there are 30,000 doses for children in the state, and 12,000 will be given out this week at state hubs.

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