Medicare expands COVID-19 items to cover third vax dose

Bulk-billing demands remain, with rebates ranging from $24.45 to $49.90

Medicare will offer rebates of between $24.45 and $49.90 for GPs administering a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the same as for a second dose.


It follows a statement by ATAGI a week ago recommending additional shots for about half a million severely immunocompromised patients.

They include those on chemotherapy, high-dose corticosteroids, B-cell-depleting therapies and