Health official defends excluding unaccredited GP practices from vaccine rollout

The AMA says the ban is unjustified
Geir O'Rourke
Dr Lucas de Toca
Dr Lucas de Toca.

Unaccredited GP practices could be allowed to administer COVID-19 vaccinations but were excluded from the initial phases of the rollout for “purely logistical” reasons, the Department of Health says.

Some 1300 GP practices without RACGP accreditation have been blocked from joining phase 1B even though GPs are expected to oversee the vaccination of six million older patients and those with chronic conditions.