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Patients booking their COVID vaccine say they were asked to pay for pre-jab appointments by GP clinics – ABC News

A free and accessible coronavirus vaccination program has been key to Australia’s chart out of the pandemic, but some patients say they have been asked to attend…

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A free and accessible coronavirus vaccination program has been key to Australia’s chart out of the pandemic, but some patients say they have been asked to attend paid appointments before accessing the vaccine.
Key points:

  • Some patients say they have been asked to attend paid appointments ahead of being vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Australia’s vaccination program is meant to be free and accessible, with all costs covered by Medicare
  • Health Minister Greg Hunt says any paid consultations would be a “clear…

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