GP to charge unvaxxed patients extra $10 gap fee

Dr Donald Rose says his practice needs to cover the additional costs to protect staff from COVID-19

A GP will charge unvaccinated patients an extra $10 gap fee for face-to-face consults to cover PPE and cleaning costs.

Dr Donald Rose
Dr Donald Rose.

Based in Tasmania, Dr Donald Rose says his practice is doing “whatever it takes” to avoid being shut down as a COVID-19 exposure site, including encouraging unvaccinated people to see a GP by telehealth or in their car.