On Sunday 12 September, the Victorian Government announced it is working to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to eligible individuals in priority areas (Attachment 1), including through school-based pop-up clinics.
This is a key part of ensuring Victorians can access COVID-19 vaccines.
This document seeks expressions of interest (EOI) from primary care providers in Victoria to support the delivery of school-based pop-up clinics. Accredited general practices, community health services or pharmacies may express their interest in being an immunisation provider under the program as per the guidelines below.
Primary care providers will be required to administer at least 350 COVID-19 vaccines per day.
• Workforce provision to administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible people.
• Participating primary care providers can utilise vaccine stock provided by either the Victorian Government and/or use their own allocations from the Commonwealth.
• Funding for GPs to administer vaccines will be provided on a fee for service basis via the MBS. The Department will provide financial assistance for agreed specified activities.
• Consistent with the Australian Government’s commitment that the vaccine will be free, primary care providers will not be permitted to charge co-payments for vaccine administration.
• Bookings will be managed by the Victoria Coronavirus hotline and portal. Walk-ups may also be allowed. • Pop-ups are planned from Saturday 18 September onwards, from 4pm Fridays to 5pm Sundays
• Pop-ups are planned to use existing school all weather infrastructure such as halls and sports courts of participating schools.
• Follow pop-up communications protocols.
Completing the EOI:
• An EOI should be completed for each individual practice.
• Each practice should identify which LGAs they can service (can select multiple).
• Each response should identify availability on the dates provided.
The EOI must be completed by 12pm on Monday 27 September via the online form
Successful primary care providers will be invited to a briefing on Wednesday 29 September, 6-6.45pm.
The Department will provide financial assistance for agreed specified activities. Following a successful EOI, applications for these grants will be developed which will require an itemised breakdown of costs associated with providing COVID-19 vaccination services.