Milton Village Medical has been included on the list of eligible practices participating in the national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. Milton Village Medical is scheduled to commence vaccinating from Phase 1b rollout from 5th April 2021.

Phase 1b priority population groups include:

  • People 70 years of age or older;

  • Health care workers;

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 55 years; 

  • Younger people with an underlying medical condition, including people with a disability;

  • Critical and high risk workers, including Australian Government officials about to be deployed overseas on official government business

 

Patients will need to prove their eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to receive the vaccine in Phase 1b.

Individuals and health professionals can use the COVID19 vaccine eligibility checker to see if an individual is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Eligibility for vaccine roll-out

  • The Australian vaccine roll-out will be released in stages.

  • The Australian Government, Department of Health (DoH) has issued Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy (2021a) outlining who is eligible for the vaccine in phases.

  • The vaccine is not compulsory for any person (DoH, 2020f).

  • The vaccine will be free for all Medicare-eligible Australians and all visa-holders (excluding sub-classes 771 (transit), 600 (tourist), 651 (eVisitor) and 601 (Electronic Travel Authority) who choose to receive the vaccine (DoH, 2020f; Australian Government, 2020b).

  • The strategy targets at-risk population groups as a priority.

  • If you are not sure if you are eligible for the vaccine at a certain time, use the eligibility checker from this main page on COVID-19 vaccines.