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State Covid information website https://securent.nt.gov.au/alerts/coronavirus-covid-19-updates

Covid Vaccine information and training. https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/vaccinations

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https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Update 20 August 2021

Consultation outcome - Public Health Emergency Order extension and minor amendments

The following COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Orders have extended for a further six months (unless revoked earlier) with minor amendments specified below:

  • Short-term Public Health Emergency Order: Authorisation for preparation and administration – COVID-19 VACCINE (commencement date: 21 August 2021; No. GG 33 Thursday 19 August 2021 pp. 1771-1775)
  • Short-term Public Health Emergency Order: Authorisation for the administration – COVID-19 VACCINE (students) (commencement date: 21 August 2021; No. GG 33 Thursday 19 August 2021 pp. 1776-1778)
  • Short-term Public Health Emergency Order: Authorisation for distribution – COVID-19 VACCINE (commencement date: 21 August 2021; No. GG 33 Thursday 19 August 2021 pp. 1778-1779)
  • Short-term Public Health Emergency Order: Authorisation – COVID-19 VACCINE (Aspen Medical) (commencement date: 21 August 2021; No. GG 33 Thursday 19 August 2021 pp. 1779-1780)
  • Short-term Public Health Emergency Order: Authorisation – COVID-19 VACCINE (Department of Defence) (commencement date: 13 September 2021; No. GG 33 Thursday 19 August 2021 pp. 1780-1781).

Minor amendments include:

  • Public Health Emergency Order - Authorisation for preparation and administration – SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) VACCINE amended to include pharmacy students who have successfully completed all first year units of study from a Bachelor of Pharmacy program (i.e. in second year or above).
  • Public Health Emergency Order - Authorisation for the administration – SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) VACCINE (students) amended to include medical students who have successfully completed all second year units of study from a Bachelor of Medicine program (i.e. in third year or above).

A direct link to this gazette (Gazette number 33) can be found here from pages 1771-1781: GG2021G033.pdf (gazette.vic.gov.au).

The Victorian COVID-19 Vaccination Guidelines webpage and other departmental pages related to the emergency orders will be updated shortly.

Further work is also underway to authorise appropriate additional workforces that may be used to meet workforce demand associated with the COVID-19 vaccine program.

If you have any queries or comments, please forward them to the COVID Vaccination team at: COVIDvaccination@health.vic.gov.au

With best wishes and thanks,

The COVID-19 Vaccination Program, Department of Health

www.health.vic.gov.au


Update 02/07/2021

Public Health Emergency Order extension and minor amendments

All details can be read on the VIC Chapter page.


UPDATE 27/05/2021

Webinar on where to get the Covid vaccine details can be found on the Vic Chapter Page at VIC

In response to the seven day lockdown affecting Victoria from 11:59pm Thursday 27 May 2021, DVA has published a Provider News Article informing of services available to veterans and their families during the Coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATE 23/03/2021

Dear Immunisation Providers and interested stakeholders,

The Department of Health has now made the Victorian COVID-19 vaccination guidelines (the guidelines), appendices and resources available online on the following webpage:

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-covid-19-vaccination-guidelines

The guidelines provide advice and describe the minimum requirements for delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination program in Victoria, in accordance with the requirements set out by the Commonwealth Government.

Compliance with the most current version of these guidelines is a condition of the Public Health Emergency Orders and Secretary Approvals that have been developed to authorise the workforces participating in Victoria’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Copies of these authorisations can also be accessed from the new webpage.

Currently, the guidelines are being updated weekly. Please ensure you are using the most up to date version. Updates are highlighted in yellow in the document.

Kind regards,

Vaccination Program | COVID-19 Response
Department of Health

e.  COVIDvaccination@health.vic.gov.au  | w. www.health.vic.gov.au


Thank you to all organisations and individuals providing a response to the recent consultation ‘Authorising participation in the COVID-19 vaccine program in Victoria’.

Your input is appreciated and valuable for the planning and implementation of a COVID-19 vaccination program in Victoria.

Following review of relevant evidence, clinical safety and public health need, a number of existing and additional workforces have been authorised to administer, or support the administration of, the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) VACCINE in Victoria.

Additionally, Public Health Emergency Orders have been used to authorise organisations to obtain, possess and/or supply the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) VACCINE where required.

The following COVID-19 VACCINE Secretary Approvals and Public Health Emergency Orders have now been gazetted and are in force: 

  • Secretary Approval: Nurse Immunisers – SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) VACCINE
  • Secretary Approval: Pharmacist Immuniser – SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) VACCINE
  • Short-term Public Health Emergency Order: Authorisation for preparation and administration – COVID-19 VACCINE
  • Short-term Public Health Emergency Order: Authorisation for the administration – COVID-19 VACCINE (students)
  • Short-term Public Health Emergency Order: Authorisation for distribution – COVID-19 VACCINE
  • Short-term Public Health Emergency Order: Authorisation – COVID-19 VACCINE (Aspen Medical).

A direct link to this gazette (Special Gazette number s 80) can be found here: http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/gazette/Gazettes2021/GG2021S080.pdf

If you have any queries or comments, please forward them to the COVID Vaccination team at: COVIDvaccination@dhhs.vic.gov.au

With best wishes and thanks,

COVID-19 Vaccination Preparedness Unit

Vaccination Program | COVID-19 Response

Department of Health

e. COVIDvaccination@dhhs.vic.gov.au