COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Department of Health and Aged Care's Advice for COVID-19 vaccine providers and administrators contains all the latest information about vaccine storage and handling requirements, how to manage your bookings, what you can and can't charge for, and resources to give to patients.

Ongoing access to up-to-date useful resources and local information for health care professionals in South Eastern NSW can be accessed via HealthPathways.

Managing eligibility

A number of guidance documents are available to assist vaccine providers to make clinical decisions on who should receive the vaccine including the Australian Immunisation Handbook and the ATAGI clinical guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine in Australia. Further resources to assist with priority groups, screening, assessment, and consent are available in HealthPathways.

COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring and reporting

The TGA encourages all health professionals and consumers to report suspected side effects following immunisation with COVID-19 Vaccines. Further information about how to report can be found here. You can also read weekly safety reports and alerts here.

It is mandatory to report serious or unexpected adverse events to the Public Health Unit. Click here for a summary of reporting requirements and pathways for adverse events identified following COVID-19 vaccination.