COVID-19 vaccine rollout daily update
Daily data on the status of Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is now available on health.gov.au. This includes a detailed infographic and breakdown of vaccine doses administered across Australia. The data infographic is also shared on the Department’s social channels.
AstraZeneca decision guide
The Department of Health has published a decision guide to help patients weigh up the potential benefits against risk of harm from the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine and help them make informed decisions, following ATAGI advice published last week.
Latest updates on health.gov.au
The Department of Health is currently reviewing multiple health.gov.au resources in line with new ATAGI advice.
Updated provider and patient resources
Please see below a list of updated information resources that are now published on the Department of Health website.
AstraZeneca vaccine information sheet – updated
COVID-19 vaccine consent form – updated
In addition, these webpages have been updated to reflect the new ATAGI advice:
- About the AZ vaccine
- Advice for vaccine providers
- Are COVID vaccine safe
- Clinical considerations
- What happens after I am vaccinated
- Which vaccine will I receive
- How do COVID-19 vaccines work?
- What happens after COVID-19 vaccines are approved?
- What happens after I am vaccinated for COVID-19?
- Is it true?
The Department of Health will continue to revise web content as the programme is reviewed.
COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder translations
The online COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder and eligibility checker are available in 9 languages. This feature allows Australian’s to search their nearest vaccination provider so they can then contact that clinic and register for an appointment. Not all clinics will take online bookings, and may need to be contacted directly by phone.
Resources for people with disability
New assets have been developed for people with disability, to indicate that accessible information is available. These are available on the Department of Health website and include:
- social media tiles featuring icons for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
COVID-19 vaccinations for DVA clients
Arrangements for administering the COVID-19 vaccine to Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) clients are the same as for the general public. This includes arrangements for billing through the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS). For Medicare-eligible DVA clients, general practices should use the same MBS item numbers used for the general public. DVA clients can therefore use their Veteran Card as per usual DVA arrangements.
More detailed information on how to bill DVA clients is available on the FAQ page.
Easy print documents
The Department of Health has published a number of easy print documents for vaccine providers for use in their clinics. The Department is reviewing the following resources in line with new ATAGI advice: