DoH seeks expressions of interest in phase 1b Covid vaccine roll-out

The Australian Department of Health has issued an expression of interest for general practices capable of participating in phase 1b of its Covid-19 vaccine roll-out, which is likely to begin in March.

The government is building a national booking portal for consumers to book an appointment with participating providers that will interface with general practice booking systems to help manage the supply chain and cut down on potential wastage.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: COVID-19


-2 # Thinus van Rensburg 2021-01-27 08:09
Not forgetting that all would-be vaccinators are obliged to do, an as yet undefined, on-line education module before they are allowed to deliver the vaccine.
Let's hope their servers cope with the load
+1 # Andrew Baird 2021-01-27 08:59
General practices must be accredited for eligibility for the vaccination program. Does anyone know what proportion of general practices are accredited?
+3 # Andrew Baird 2021-01-27 10:51
This will not be the same as running 'influenza vaccination clinics' in general practices.
Multi-dose vials - time and safety issues re: drawing up individual doses.
National booking system
Tracking to follow up for 2nd dose
Physical distancing for patients pre-vaccination and post-vaccinatio n. Is there enough safe space in the general practice waiting area(s)?
Likelihood that patients will have many questions which will need to be answered at the vaccination consultation
Documentation issues - consent, AIR
Relatively low remuneration (bulk-billed Level A (item 3 or item 5000), plus bulk-bill incentive (double for 1st dose) plus a $10 PIP if both doses given)

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