COVID-19 response update for primary care – 11 May 2023

This webinar on 11 May is part of a series to update primary care on the COVID-19 response and the vaccine rollout. The panel will provide key updates and answer participants’ questions.

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  • Professor Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Dr Nick Simpson, Medical Advisor, Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Mr Dave McNally, A/g First Assistant Secretary, National COVID-19 Vaccine Program, Department of Health and Aged Care

Live Captions are available for this webinar.

How to watch the webinar

  • Click on the Webinar link. This will take you to the webinar page.
  • click on the play icon on the webinar screen.

Resources and information

2023-24 Federal Budget measures

Statement on 60-day medicine dispensing

Minister for Health and Aged Care – Cheaper medicines to ease cost of living announcement – 26 April 2023

MBS Online - Assessment for a COVID-19 oral anti-viral medication

MBS Online - Telehealth MBS eligibility for COVID-19 positive patients

MBS Online - COVID-19 high risk group temporary exemption from established relationship requirement

MBS Online - MBS Telehealth Services from 1 July 2022)

National Statement of Expectations on COVID-19 Management in Aged Care Settings

2023 Influenza Campaign

2023 Influenza Campaign – Campaign materials

Minister for Health and Aged Care – Long Covid announcement – 24 April 2023

New COVID-19 and Influenza Immunisation History Statement

Top up your COVID-19 protection

Minister for Health and Aged Care – press conference – 30 March 2023

Expanded access to subsidised oral antiviral Paxlovid and other COVID-19 supports

Changes to MBS items during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response - Health professionals - Services Australia

2023 National Immunisation Program influenza vaccination – Early advice for vaccination providers – 1 March 23

ATAGI recommendations on use of the Moderna bivalent (Original/Omicron BA.4/5) COVID-19 vaccine

Updated eligibility for COVID-19 oral treatments

COVID-19 Oral treatments fact sheet

National COVID-19 Health Management Plan for 2023

Access to PCR testing from 1 January 2023

Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) statements  

COVID-19 vaccination - Easy Vaccine Access call back service brochure (other languages)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) case numbers and statistics | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

PBS Website –

Fact sheet - Changes to PBS eligibility for COVID-19 treatments - Information for prescribers and pharmacists

National Statement of Expectations on COVID-19 Management in Aged Care Settings



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