“Do not panic”: 100 GP respiratory clinics open for vax booking tomorrow

The federal government is promising that over 100 GP-led respiratory clinics will be open for Phase 1b vaccination bookings through the eligibility checker website tomorrow, despite the problems encountered by people trying to book yesterday.

Bookings for the GP-led respiratory clinics have been handled by HotDoc since they began rolling out in April last year. Health Minister Greg Hunt said today that they would “pivot” to being vaccination providers, with supplies averaging 1000 shots per week in the initial stages.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: HealthEngine, HotDoc, COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, eligibility checker


0 # Andrew Baird 2021-03-19 07:09
Can anyone confirm or refute a rumour that the GP Respiratory Clinics will be providing the Pfizer vaccine, not the AstraZeneca vaccine?
+1 # Simon James 2021-03-19 20:39
AstraZeneca is definitely being used in the GP Respiratory Clinic that I'm familiar with.
+1 # Andrew Baird 2021-03-19 20:29
6 million people in Phase 1b. How long will it take 4600 general practices to give 6 million people their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine? And to start with, only a quarter of these general practices will be administering vaccines.

The giants of COVID-19 vaccination - Israel, UK, UAE, Chile - have all used mass vaccination clinics.

Mass vaccination clinics would drive a surge in vaccine uptake with high throughput and efficiency. They would supplement the general practice effort..

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