Medicare item on the cards for COVID-19 vaccination in GP practices

RACGP president Dr Karen Price says the item must be at least equivalent in value to a level C consult

The Federal Government is considering creating a new Medicare item to fund the mass rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in general practice.

RACGP president Dr Karen Price.

It says Australians should begin receiving their first doses by early March, subject to the TGA granting approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Supplies will initially be limited to 80,000 doses a week, with priority given to front-line workers in healthcare

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