Department of Health – Primary Health Care COVID-19 Response Teleconference 16 June 2021 – Meeting notes from Dr Maria Boulton
The Primary Care Implementation Group (PCIG) is an online meeting that includes most primary healthcare peak bodies. It is convened weekly by the Department of Health as part of the COVID-19 response.
Dr Maria Boulton attends on behalf of the AGPA.
General Notes from the Meeting
Over 6 million COVID vaccine doses have been delivered to date
GP Pfizer Vaccine Program – Letters are being sent to GP clinics re-Pfizer vaccines today. Clinics are being onboarded from July to October
Await clarification whether GP needs to be onsite when COVID vaccines are provided to RACF residents or home visits, or whether nurse can bill on behalf of GP
Mixing Vaccine Types – ATAGI and TGA are reviewing evidence on mixing vaccine types, at the moment advice remains that both doses should be of the same vaccine if there are no contraindications.
No advice at the moment as to how to time a second vaccine dose of a different COVID vaccine when they have had severe side effects with the first.
Pregnant women are not eligible automatically for the COVID vaccine, they need to meet eligibility criteria