We have created a dedicated web page for our vaccinating practices. The latest updates and resources specifically for vaccinating practices will be available here.
Checking AIR before administering COVID-19 vaccines
It is important that you check each patient’s record in the AIR before administering any COVID-19 vaccines to prevent administration errors.
The AIR provides GPs and other medical practitioners with information on how many doses a patient has received, when they were administered and what vaccine brand was given. This will inform what services the individual requires.
Please remember that individuals who are do not have severe immunocompromise should receive:
the dose interval is dependent on the vaccine brand and should be at least 7 days or more after any other type of vaccination (including flu).
Practices are to order vaccination consumables through the Commonwealth COVID-19 vaccine management portal.
If supplies are unavailable through the portal GCPHN has a very limited supply of vaccine consumables for distribution to vaccinating practices only.
Please fill in the below form ONLY if you are unable to access these items through the Commonwealth COVID-19 vaccine management portal or your delivery has not arrived and you would otherwise need to cancel appointments as a result.
For other general enquiries related to vaccine consumables or PPE please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read and download clinical guidance and other resources for COVID-19 vaccines provided by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).
A great resource to provide to patients after their first dose of the AstraZeneca Vaccine. Includes side effects, commonly asked questions and where to find more information.
This collection contains resources for patients receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.
This collection contains a suite of communication tools for General Practice-Led Respiratory Clinics (GPRC) and General Practices administering COVID-19 vaccinations.
Medical contraindications can be reported to AIR for COVID-19 vaccines. Medical contraindications can be assessed and reported to the AIR by eligible health professionals, including GPs. There are very few situations where a vaccine is contraindicated and, as such, medical exemption is expected to be rarely required.
Medical contraindications include:
Temporary medical exemptions may be considered for those:
Permanent and temporary contraindications should only be reported for individuals where there is no suitable alternative COVID-19 vaccine available. To report a medical contraindication for COVID-19 vaccines, providers need to select all COVID-19 vaccines listed and approved for use in Australia.
ATAGI have developed supporting clinical guidance for reporting medical contraindications for COVID-19 vaccines. In line with ATAGI guidance, vaccination providers are no longer able to report a medical contraindication to a COVID-19 vaccine for pregnancy in the AIR.
More information can be found on the Department’s website
The Department is working with Services Australia on enhancements to the AIR that will allow individuals with a valid medical contraindication to COVID-19 vaccines to generate a COVID-19 Digital Certificate. In the meantime, individuals who have a medical contraindication reported for COVID-19 vaccines can use their Immunisation History Statement (IHS) as vaccination evidence. The IHS displays all vaccinations, or medical contraindications, that have been reported to the AIR.