Australia’s first Covid vaccinations of elderly and disabled unlikely to be from own GP

Australia’s first Covid vaccinations of elderly and disabled unlikely to be from own GP

The Guardian

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Phase 1b vaccination with AstraZeneca vaccine will be possible from March but only from ‘a handful’ of GP practices

Elderly Australians and those with a disability are expected to receive a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from as early as next month, but it’s unlikely that they’ll be able to get it from their local doctor.

On Thursday Dr Lucas de Toca, acting first assistant secretary to the Covid-19 Primary Care Response at the Department of Health, confirmed that initially only “a handful” of Australian general practices would be able to offer their patients the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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