Using MBS items for COVID-19 vaccinations a ‘big mistake’ warns practice owner

Dr Nathan Pinskier says practices are being asked to set-up vaccination clinics without knowing how many vaccinations they will administer
Geir O'Rourke
Nathan Pinskier
Dr Nathan Pinskier.

Funding GP COVID-19 vaccinations through MBS items will make it near impossible for most practices to join the Federal Government rollout, a GP business leader claims.

Applications opened this week for practices to join phase 1B of the program which aims to administer the two-dose AstraZeneca vaccine to some six million Australians.