In response to feedback from the sector, the Department of Health has further streamlined and simplified the tender response requirements and the contract.
It is now a much simpler process to support providers to consider conducting their own on-site vaccination clinics for workers. The advantage is providers can choose when to run the clinics and over what period to enable all workers to be vaccinated as quickly and safely as possible.
Any residents not yet vaccinated are also able to receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at these clinics.
The Contracts team is available to discuss your interest in vaccinating your workforce and to guide you through the process.
Already, 14 residential aged care providers are delivering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinics for nearly 40,000 workers through the RFT process.
The RFT opened on 17 March, recognising the known capability and capacity within many residential aged care facilities to conduct safe and efficient vaccination programs.
Applicants must be approved providers under the Aged Care Act to be eligible.
Proposals can be submitted at any time up until 13 August 2021.