COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Primary care participation in Phase 1b–call for expressions of interest from General Practices

28 Jan 2021

General practices are a critical partner in achieving safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination for everyone living in Australia by providing comprehensive immunisation coverage for their local populations. 

All accredited general practices are invited to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to participate in Phase 1b of the national roll-out strategy, planned to commence in March 2021. 

This EOI is intended to identify individual general practices capable of participating in Phase 1b of the roll-out to commence from March 2021. An EOI should be completed for each individual practice location. General practices will be funded by the Australian Government Department of Health per vaccination delivered. This will be via Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) items. 

General practices who do not participate in this phase can still be involved in later phases of the vaccine roll-out. All general practices who meet requirements will have the opportunity to participate in the vaccine roll-out as more vaccines become available. 

General Practitioner led Respiratory Clinics and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services do not need to apply through this EOI and will be supported to participate through a separate process. 

Responses to the EOI should be submitted online via the EOI response form

The EOI portal will: 

  • Open at 09:00 AEDT on 23 January 2021 

  • Close at 23:59 AWST on 1 February 2021. 

Respondents will receive a confirmation of EOI submission and will be notified of the outcome of their application as soon as possible. 

For more information, read the EOI for primary care participation in Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out