Apparent MBS ban for NIP vaccinations threatens turmoil

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A Federal Government decree that GPs should not be claiming consultation items when providing vaccinations under the National Immunisation Program is causing alarm among doctors on social media.

A GP registrar, who does not wish to be named, sent a list of questions to the Department of Human Services in May. It included the following:

"If someone [is] eligible for free vaccination e.g. children under 5, chronic disease and >65 that presents just for influenza vaccination and do not require any other medical care,

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