COVID-19 vaccination update

Community pharmacies to join COVID-19 vaccination rollout

The Australian Government has announced that from 26 July 2021 onward, more than 3,900 community pharmacies who expressed interest in joining the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and who have previously been found suitable, will be invited to participate in the COVID-19 vaccination program.

Participating community pharmacies will administer AstraZeneca vaccines from mid-August. In addition, community pharmacies will be invited to support the rollout of the Moderna vaccine from September.

More information is available in the Minister for Health and Aged Care’s media statement on 22 July 2021.

TGA approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in people aged 12 to 15

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) in individuals aged 12 years and older. Previously, Comirnaty was provisionally approved for individuals aged 16 years or older.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is reviewing the evidence on the safety and efficacy of Comirnaty in this age group and is in the process of developing updated recommendations. ATAGI has advised these will be made available shortly.

Eligibility criteria for accessing a COVID-19 vaccine has not changed.

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Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

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