Katherine Hospital health care workers have begun receiving their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
On Thursday April 8, the first round of front line workers received their second immunisation following their initial jab three weeks ago.
Katherine Emergency Department clinical nurse manager, Leanne Chapman, said the first round of healthcare workers included both clinical and non-clinical staff, who had close contact with patients.
"Having this vaccine is making our staff feel safe, but also our patients are our priority so we need to ensure that we are looking after their safety when they come to us for their healthcare needs," Ms Chapman said.
"A large group of catchment staff were immunised in the first and second round. Everyone wants the immunisation, so there has been a major uptake by all.
"The second round of healthcare staff who received the AstraZeneca vaccine a week ago will receive their second dose in the next three months."
Ms Chapman said staff and community members had a positive outlook and response to the vaccination roll out.
"Everyone is welcoming it. We have a lot of vulnerable people and people with chronic disease in our communities so all of the healthcare workers and residents are happy and appreciative that we are getting immunised," she said.
"Everyone is aware about the importance of vaccination. All health care workers are very pleased to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the main thing is we are protecting our families, patients and community."