Up to 900 additional general practices will be brought on board to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in areas where access has been limited.
A new expression of interest (EOI) process for general practices will allow them to indicate their interest in joining the program.
All general practices can apply through this EOI. However, practices located within and around regions identified as having limited access to the AstraZeneca vaccine will be prioritised to be brought on-board in the first instance. These practices will be brought into the program from mid-June.
Practices already participating in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout do not need to apply through this EOI.
Areas of need have been identified through modelling and analysis completed by the Australian Government, states, territories and Primary Health Networks (PHNs).
Read the media release.