Australia’s health department ‘actively monitoring’ if doctors are charging for Covid jabs

Australia’s health department ‘actively monitoring’ if doctors are charging for Covid jabs

The Guardian

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Some pensioners reportedly charged up to $90 when the government vaccination program is meant to be free

The federal health department says it is “actively monitoring” whether doctors are charging patients for Covid vaccinations following reports some pensioners had been asked to pay $70 for a pre-jab consultation.

The Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie told parliament last week she had been told by elderly constituents that they had been charged out-of-pocket expenses for a pre-vaccination consultation by a small number of GPs.

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