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
Geir O'Rourke
RACGP president Adjunct Clinical Professor Karen Price.

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

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