SA vaccination rate to climb says premier

South Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination rates will climb “massively” in coming weeks after a careful start, Premier Steven Marshall says.

SA is currently using both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines and has administered almost 13,000 doses so far.

On Thursday, 1504 jabs were given, with that rate now expected to increase significantly.

“Yes, it was careful to begin with. But I’m now seeing that daily run rate massively increase,” Mr Marshall told reporters on Friday.

“We’ll start to see that sail past 3000, 4000, and 5000 per day going forward.”

From Monday, more than 80 GP clinics across the state will also join the vaccination program, although it remains unclear if they will all have enough supplies to cater for demand.

SA Health reported one new coronavirus case on Friday, a man in his 30s who recently returned from overseas.

His case is considered an old infection but he remains in hotel quarantine.

SA currently has 15 active cases, all in hotel isolation.

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