Vaccinations expected to start at Congress 29 March

This week we shared the government’s announcement that all Aboriginal adults (over 18 years) will be able to get vaccinated as part of phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

As an Aboriginal community controlled health service, Congress is one of the places that you will be able to be vaccinated.
We expect the vaccines to arrive in time for us to start our vaccination service on 29 March in Alice Springs. Remote clinics will start vaccinating in the following week.

If this timing changes, we will let you know. We will keep giving you information until then, including how to book in to get your vaccine. Please wait to call about vaccine appointments. We will let you know when you can call and book.


A special vaccination clinic will be open at Gap Clinic. You will be able to book in to this clinic to get your vaccine. This special clinic is just for COVID-19 vaccinations. You won’t be able to talk to the doctor or nurse about other things so it will be very quick.
We will also be offering vaccines to you if you come to your usual clinic for an appointment.
In the remote communities with Congress clinics, you will be able to get your vaccine from the clinic. They will talk to you about when to come in.

Community immunity, here we come!


Gap Clinic is no longer opening on Sundays or Public Holidays

The Mparntwe Urgent Care Clinic is open every day for any person with an urgent but not life-threatening illness and injury. Walk ins only.

 Visit the UCC website for more information.

In an emergency, always call 000.