Ordering and Reporting - Pfizer RACF Workforce Vaccinations

The Commonwealth is allocating additional COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine doses to primary care sites to support the prioritised vaccination of residential aged care workers as quickly and safely as possible.

COVID-19 vaccination of residential aged care workers will become mandatory from 17 September 2021.

PHN’s will receive additional Pfizer vaccines earmarked specifically for this purpose and will support general practices and CVCs to support this key priority group. Doses do not need to be held back; a second allocation will be provided for second doses. These additional Pfizer doses can also be used to vaccinate residents who are not yet vaccinated or who require a second dose.

Vaccination sites will:

  • Receive the additional Pfizer doses placed by WAPHA through existing delivery arrangements (the doses may arrive separately to regular practice orders)
  • Provide first dose vaccine services to residential aged care workers and residents through clinics in their practice, or in-reach clinics at a facility, as agreed with the PHN and provide second doses to the same individuals between three to six weeks later.
  • Upload records to the Australian Immunisation Register
  • Need to report to WAPHA on a regular basis regarding completed clinics and workforce vaccinations utilising the additional doses.


The Commonwealth is allocating additional COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine doses to primary care sites to support the prioritised vaccination of residential aged care workers as quickly and safely as possible.

COVID-19 vaccination of residential aged care workers will become mandatory from 17 September 2021.

PHN’s will receive additional Pfizer vaccines earmarked specifically for this purpose and will support general practices and CVCs to support this key priority group. Doses do not need to be held back; a second allocation will be provided for second doses. These additional Pfizer doses can also be used to vaccinate residents who are not yet vaccinated or who require a second dose.

Vaccination sites will:

  • Receive the additional Pfizer doses placed by WAPHA through existing delivery arrangements (the doses may arrive separately to regular practice orders)
  • Provide first dose vaccine services to residential aged care workers and residents through clinics in their practice, or in-reach clinics at a facility, as agreed with the PHN and provide second doses to the same individuals between three to six weeks later.
  • Upload records to the Australian Immunisation Register
  • Need to report to WAPHA on a regular basis regarding completed clinics and workforce vaccinations utilising the additional doses.