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More community pharmacies and additional GPs to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

Thousands of community pharmacies and additional GPs across Australia have been invited to join the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to support pharmacies and GPs already delivering COVID-19 vaccines in cities, regional, rural and remote areas, as well as areas with a COVID-19 outbreak.

Community pharmacies across Australia have kept their doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic to support their patients and will now play a crucial role in vaccinating Australia. The National COVID Vaccine Taskforce is continuing to work with state and territory Governments to accelerate the vaccination program and ensure the nation has broad coverage of primary care sites across the country who are delivering the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is anticipated that most pharmacies wishing to administer AstraZeneca vaccines will commence vaccinating from mid-August. Receiving your COVID-19 vaccines at your community pharmacy is safe and convenient. All pharmacists must complete an approved vaccination course and mandatory COVID-19 vaccination training before they can administer COVID-19 vaccines. Eurobodalla currently has three known pharmacies administering the AstraZeneca vaccine being Broulee Beach Pharmacy, Moruya Pharmacy and Surf Beach Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia provides a Find-a-Pharmacy website that they say will be updated as new locations sign up to the program however it appears (August 19th, 2021) that the website is not up to date in reflecting the pharmacies now offering AZ.