Vaccine roll out now open to more general practices
The Department of Health has advised that any general practice not currently involved in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout can now choose to join, provided they are participating in the National Immunisation Program and meet site requirements.
These practices will initially receive AstraZeneca with the promise that they will also be given the opportunity to participate in the Pfizer roll out later in the year as supply improves.
To join, interested practices must contact their local Primary Health Network.
Practices that are already participating in the vaccine program are reminded that they can still lodge an EOI to be part of the Pfizer roll out if they have not already done so.
5100 general practices are currently participating in the program, with 3500 of these having signed up to administer Pfizer. With the supply of Pfizer improving, the Department is seeking to give every general practice the opportunity to be part of the Pfizer roll out and interested practices should register their interest to assist with planning and onboarding.