COVID Update Briefs

These are some  updates to the vaccination program that we have found over the last week.  If you need more information please contact the AGPA Secretariat.

  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 12 year and over are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine– The Australian Government has accepted ATAGI advice which recommended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 12-15 years be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination from 9 August 2021. 
  • All Primary Care vaccination sites should follow the national eligibility criteria. These may differ from the eligibility criteria used by state -led clinics. National eligibility criteria can be found here 
  • ATAGI recommends that the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine is preferred for individuals under 60. Access to the Pfizer vaccine is prioritised for those whom the Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently recommended. Pfizer eligibility criteria are here.

  • ATAGI advice for outbreak areas remains : All individuals aged 18 years and above in greater Sydney, including adults under 60 years of age, should strongly consider getting vaccinated with any available vaccine including COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca. The full 24 July statement is here

  • People aged 16 to 39 will be eligible for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine from 30 August 2021.
  • Despite an announcement from the Prime Minister in June there is still no vaccination indemnity program in place.


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