RACGP: General practices gearing up as COVID-19 vaccine rollout ramps up


The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) says general practices participating in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout are gearing up to receive their first patients as the program ramps up.

The Government announced on Sunday that more than 4,500 general practices would participate in Phase 1b of the rollout, with more than 1000 commencing from the week of 22 March 2021. The program will rapidly scale up and roll out to more practices over the following four weeks.

Practices have received onboarding packs from the Government with detailed guidance on the vaccination program so they can prepare to administer vaccines.

RACGP President Dr Karen Price said general practices were gearing up for the job ahead.

“This is a welcome step forward. GPs and practices participating in the rollout have been keenly waiting

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