Minda Inc COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

04 Aug 2021 speech

Ms FLINT (BoothbyGovernment Whip) (13:37): It was wonderful to have the Minister for the NDIS and Ggovernment Services in Boothby last month to join me in visiting Minda Incorporated's COVID-19 vaccination site. Minda Inc is one of the largest disability service providers in South Australia supporting children and adults with disability, and many clients live onsite.

Understanding the complex needs of its residents, Minda established its very own vaccination clinic at North Brighton. Managed by Aspen Medical, the vaccination clinic provides residents, their families and staff with access to the COVID-19 vaccine in a safe and welcoming environment. The clinic also provides an inreach service, which visits Minda's accommodation sites in order to vaccinate residents in the comfort of their own home.

The minister and I got to meet an in-reach client service local resident, Marty. Marty proudly shared his vaccination story with us, having already received both doses of the vaccine. Congratulations, Marty, for leading the way, and keep up your great work at Minda doing deliveries around the site.

Minda Inc and Aspen Medical have achieved remarkable success with the clinic and a fantastic response from the entire Minda community. The clinic, so far, has administered 2,137 doses to 1,269 Minda residents, staff, essential carers, and family members of residents. Thank you to Minda Inc's chair of the board, Joanne Denley, and to all Minda staff and the Aspen Medical team for your tremendous efforts in providing the Minda family with access to the COVID vaccine, and for giving myself and the Minister the opportunity to visit the clinic.