Friday, April 16, 2021

How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Those eligible for Phase 1b of the vaccination rollout program can now book online.

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The Australian government has announced that individuals can now book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a local GP, 7 News reported today.

In the recent announcement, the Department of Health has said that those who are eligible for Phase 1b of the vaccination rollout can find the nearest vaccination provider through their website after completing an eligibility checker.

Phase 1b of the vaccination rollout focuses on vaccinating vulnerable groups such as senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions, which includes six million people (24 per cent of the population).

Services will available from March 22.

READ ALSO: COVID vaccine: Q&A with Dr Vyom

How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment?

covid vaccine eligibility checker dept of health
The vaccine eligibility checker on the Department of Health website.

You can now book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine using the Eligibility Checker on the Department of Health website.

Those eligible for Phase 1b will be able to locate vaccination clinics nearest to them and book an appointment online or via phone.

According to reports, Individuals who are not yet eligible can also register to be notified when they are part of a later phase.

Availability of appointments is said to increase as practices establish systems, vaccines become available and as more clinics come on-board.

With 1,000 general practices already joining the rollout, it has been reported that the number of GPs joining Phase 1b of the vaccination program will reach 4,000 by the end of April.

As the vaccine rollout progresses to Phase two, more general practices and selected community pharmacists will join the program.

READ ALSO: Pregnant? What are your thoughts on the COVID vaccine?

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