AstraZeneca and Pfizer Eligibility Information
We have 95 practices and three GP Respiratory Clinics delivering vaccinations in our region (21 September).
Practices that have capacity and available stock may book patients based on state eligibility criteria. Phase 1 populations (such as aged and disability care staff, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people aged 12 and over, healthcare workers and those with an underlying health condition) should still be prioritised.
You can now check the vaccination rates by suburb on the Department of Health website.
Checking AIR Prior to Patient Vaccination
It is important to check each patient’s immunisation history before administering any vaccines to ensure you are providing the correct vaccine and adhering to the correct timeframe between vaccinations. Patients immunisation history can be viewed through The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), Clinician Vaccine Integrated Platform (CVIP) and My Health Record.
Vaccination Booking Information (Last Updated 30 September)
Pfizer Eligibility and Booking Information
AstraZeneca Eligibility and Booking Information
AstraZeneca is the preferred vaccine for people 60 years and over. However ATAGI recognises that in the context of a COVID-19 outbreak patients under 60 years, who do not have immediate access to Pfizer, should reassess the benefits of being vaccinated with AstraZeneca, versus the rare risk of a serious side effect. Pfizer remains the preferred vaccine for those under 60 years in a non-outbreak setting.