Vaccine Rollout Information

Information and resources for general practices

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COVID-19 HealthPathways

For all clinical information related to COVID-19 vaccines, refer to the COVID-19 HealthPathways that provide general practitioners with information on patient assessment, management and referral pathways.

Important COVID-19 HealthPathways include:

To register for log in details, submit the online form or email the team at healthpathways@wapha.org.au

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COVID-19 Clinic Information for Vaccination Providers

COVID-19 vaccinations (mainly AstraZeneca with Pfizer (Comirnaty) increasing as of July 2021) are available at general practice, State-run vaccination clinics, commonwealth vaccine clinics (GP Respiratory Clinics), and Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisations for:

  • all people aged over 40 years.
  • eligible patients aged 16 to 39 years (see list of specified underlying medical conditions here

Vaccinating Clinics Priorities

Practices and Clinics are encouraged to prioritise:

Aged care staff as vaccination becomes mandatory on 17 September for this group.
  • Vaccination sites are requested to facilitate appointments for a COVID-19 vaccination  (with AstraZeneca or Pfizer if available) within two weeks of receiving a request from an aged care worker, where possible.
  • This should be facilitated through prioritising aged care workers on your waitlists for any unused or excess doses.
  • Please also remember that all aged care workers, regardless of age, are eligible for the Pfizer  vaccine.   

 
Eligibility      
 
Current eligibility for the AstraZeneca vaccine:

People aged 60 years or older are eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine.

People aged 18 to 59 years of age can choose to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine:

  • following an appropriate assessment of suitability by a qualified health professional; and
  • if they provide verbal or written consent.
ATAGI has updated advice on AstraZeneca in an outbreak setting.

Recommendations for non-outbreak settings remain unchanged.

Visit HealthPathways for more information.

People who are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The following people are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine:

  • All people aged 40 to 59 years
  • All residential aged care workers aged 16 years or older
  • In addition, the following people aged 16 to 39 years:
  • Quarantine and border workers and their household contacts
  • Aged and disability care workers and disability care residents
  • Healthcare workers
  • Critical and high risk workers
  • Traveller with a travel exemption
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Person with an underlying medical condition (visit HealthPathways for clinical advice)
  • Pregnant women
  • People aged 60 years and over with a contraindication to AstraZeneca (visit HealthPathways for clinical information)

WA Department of Health Community COVID-19 vaccination clinics

To access state-run community COVID-19 vaccination clinics, eligible patients can book a COVID-19 vaccine through the WA Department of Health online booking system VaccinateWA (Pfizer and AstraZeneca).

  • If patients are unable to book online, advise them to phone 13‑COVID (13‑268‑43) to arrange a booking.
  • People aged 30 to 39 years who have an existing confirmed booking for Pfizer at a state-run vaccination clinic will have their bookings honoured.
  • People aged 30 to 39 years without confirmed bookings can register through VaccinateWA. They will be notified when they can make a booking.
  • For more information on state-run vaccination clinics, eligibility, proof of eligibility and other required documents see Roll up for WA
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COVID-19 updates from WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA)

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COVID-19 updates from the Australian Government Department of Health

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COVID-19 information, advice and resources

WA Government Department of Health WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) Australian Government Department of Health
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COVID-19 vaccination training

Authorised COVID-19 vaccination providers must complete COVID-19 vaccination training to ensure our workforce is competent in the safe management and administration of COVID-19 vaccines. For further information, visit the following links:
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Aboriginal Health and COVID-19

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 and over can access a COVID-19 vaccine. The Australian Department of Health has developed campaign materials for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

COVID 19 Updates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from Australian Department of Health  COVID 19 Updates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from WA Department of Health  Other resouces
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