COVAX announces new agreement, plans for first deliveries

The COVAX Facility has announced the signing of an advance purchase agreement for up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

COVAX is on track to deliver at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the 2021, including at least 1.3 billion doses to 92 lower income countries.

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Gavi: COVAX announces new agreement, plans for first deliveries


Mobilising Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine workforce

The Australian Government have confirmed that COVID-19 vaccine delivery will be carried out by hospitals, general practices, state and commonwealth vaccination clinics, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and Pharmacies.

To supplement our already established vaccine workforce, and assist in vaccine delivery to outreach locations, Aspen Medical, Healthcare Australia, International SOS, and Sonic Clinical Services have been contracted to support each jurisdiction in their vaccine program.

To read the announcement in full, follow the below link:

Mobilising Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine workforce


COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Primary care participation in Phase 1b–call for expressions of interest from General Practices

In preparation for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Australia, accredited general practices are invited to express their interest in participating in Phase 1b of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

Phase 1b of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program is dedicated to delivering 14.8 million doses of the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (dependant on TGA approval).

The Phase 1b priority populations include:
- People aged 70 years and over
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults
- Critical and high-risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat
processing
- Health care workers other than those prioritised in Phase 1a, including (but not limited to)
hospitals, general practices, pharmacists, allied health, and other healthcare services in the
community
- People at increased risk of severe disease

For further information, including how to register your interest, please follow the link below:

COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Primary care participation in Phase 1b–call for expressions of interest from General Practices