This article provides information and resources for clinics administering COVID-19 vaccinations.
IMPORTANT The guidance in this article accords with the information available to Best Practice Software up to the Last Updated date of publication. However, updates to the Australian COVID-19 Phase 1B vaccine roll out are frequent and can occur at short notice. If you are seeking information outside of usage of Bp Premier software, we recommend frequently checking the government and health department resources below for the latest information.
COVID-19 vaccine resources
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Covid consent form
The COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form template in Bp Premier is updated with the latest version from the Department of Health where possible every Data Update. Between Data Updates, you can download a more recent .rtf version of the form here. (Right-click and select Save as.) This form has a datestamp in the filename.
You can check that you have the latest form by checking the Last updated date on the Department of Health page for this form. To import the latest possible consent form into Bp Premier:
- Download the Word (.docx) version of the consent form from the Department of Health page.
- Open the file in Microsoft Word.
- In Windows, search for the app 'Wordpad' and open Wordpad.
- In Word, press Ctrl+A to select the entire contents of the document.
- Press Ctrl+V to copy the entire contents.
- In Wordpad, press Ctrl+V to paste the contents of the consent form.
- In Wordpad, save the file as a .rtf file with a descriptive name.
- You can now import the .rtf file into Bp Premier as a template.
Inform your staff that a new consent form template is available.
The Department of Health have created a COVID-19 Vaccination Consent form that you can use if you wish. Import this as a template into the Word Processor for distribution to patients.
Slides from the Get COVID-19 Vaccination Ready Bp Premier BeInTheKnow webinars run from March 22-26.
Guidance for practices participating in phase 1b of the vaccine roll-out, including:
Information for practices wishing to participate in phase 1b of the vaccine roll-out, including:
FAQs for practices participating in phase 1b, including:
A high-level overview of the planned phases for the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out strategy.
Information about MBS items that can be used when assessing a patient's suitability for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Detailed information on the priority groups that have been included in phase 1b.
Outlines consent requirements for administering COVID-19 vaccines, including frequently asked questions.
Patients can use the eligibility checker to find out which phase of the roll-out they will be eligible for vaccination in.
Patient information on vaccine eligibility and prioritisation.
Latest news from the Department of Health on COVID-19 vaccination in Australia.
Informed consent is required before administering each COVID-19 vaccine dose, and providers should ensure that this is documented as per standard practices.
Consent for a Covid-19 vaccination can be obtained either verbally, or in writing.
The Department of Health have created a consent form that you can use if you wish. This form will be added to Bp Premier as a template in the April data update. However, if you require it sooner, you can use the below link to download the form and import it as a template.
Download the COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form (if clicking the link does not work, right click the link and select Save link as or Save target as to download the file. Some browsers may alert a security risk. However, you can safely choose to keep the file).
See the ATAGI immunisation provider guide to obtaining informed consent for COVID-19 vaccine for more information about consent.
Covid immunisation related MBS items will be made available in a Bp Premier Data Update.
MBS items will also be made available for General Practitioners and suitably qualified health professionals to assess patients for their suitability to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Visit the MBS Online website for more information.
At this stage, Best Practice Software are not aware that it is a requirement to record COVID-19 vaccination serial numbers when administering.
The COVID-19 vaccines available in Australia will be added to Bp Premier via a future data update.
Submitted vaccinations to AIR
There are currently no change to existing AIR reporting requirements.
See Send immunisation records to AIR for more information.
Our practice uses other billing software
There is currently no change to your existing processes if you use third party billing software.
See Export immunisation records to billing software for more information.
Last updated 19 March 2021