Page last updated at 9am 5 May 2022
On this page:
- ATAGI clinical guidance
- Metro South and Commonwealth vaccination hubs
- Community Pharmacies
- Vaccinations for homebound people
- COVID-19 vaccine adverse events and reporting
- Post COVID-19 vaccination suspected anaphylaxis reporting form
- MBS items relevant to COVID-19 vaccination
- Cold chain management
The COVID-19 vaccination program continues in the Brisbane South PHN region. Everyone 5 years and over can book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. To learn more about the vaccine rollout, COVID-19 vaccines and getting vaccinated by searching the Vaccine Clinic Finder and visit the Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine websites.
ATAGI Clinical Guidance
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) provides clinical guidance on COVID-19 vaccine in Australia for immunisation providers and program staff.
Metro South and Commonwealth vaccination hubs
Vaccination hubs are open across the region and accept walk-ins for people seeking their first, second or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Alternatively, locate a vaccination hub at Queensland Health vaccine hub finder
Clinic locations and contact details
Please note, opening hours for Commonwealth vaccination clinics across the region vary over holiday periods, to those listed in the map below:
Click here to make an online booking.
Concessional Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) and COVID-19 vaccine can be obtained through participating community pharmacies.
Vaccinations for homebound people
Many at-risk people may be housebound or have other obstacles or health conditions that prevent them from attending a vaccination hub, clinic or pharmacy. Service providers who have not been able to arrange vaccination for this group of clients can complete the online referral form to request support, including in-home appointments, to ensure priority people get access to the vaccine and are protected against COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccine adverse events and reporting
Find out more about common and uncommon adverse events on the Australian Department of Health website.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and state and territory governments monitor COVID-19 vaccine safety. Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) must be reported for the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. General Practitioners, other healthcare workers and consumers can report an AEFI using the PDF form. Email the completed AEFI form to COVID_AEFI@health.qld.gov.au
Practices using the following practice software can complete an AEFI directly though their practice software and submit it to Queensland Health (via Medical Objects).
Please click the links below for instructions on how to install the relevant templates.
For medical director users
- Instructions for installing to Medical Director
- Download the COVID 19 Adverse Event Following Immunisation Reporting template for Medical Director (RTF 43 kB)
For best practice users
- Instructions for installing to Best Practice
- Download the COVID 19 Adverse Event Following Immunisation Reporting template for Best Practice (RTF 149 kB)
Post COVID-19 vaccination suspected anaphylaxis reporting form
The Queensland Vaccine Command Centre (VCC) has developed this form to assist Public Health Units (PHU) to capture details on anaphylaxis following COVID-19 vaccine administration. This form is in addition to the AEFI form and should be completed by a health professional and submitted to the local PHU.
- More information on adverse events following immunisation – Queensland Health
MBS items relevant to COVID-19 vaccination
MBS items are available to enable GPs and suitably qualified health professionals to assess patients for their suitability to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
- MBS COVID-19 Vaccine Suitability Assessment Service
- Flag-Fall Arrangements for COVID-19 Vaccine Suitability Assessment Services
- In-Depth Patient Assessment for a COVID-19 Vaccine
- MBS Telehealth Services from 1 January 2022
Cold chain management
COVID-19 vaccines are stored in a purpose built vaccine fridge, between +2°C and +8°C, and follow the National Vaccine Storage Guidelines (Strive for 5).
Learn how to properly store, transport and handle the different COVID-19 vaccines available in Australia.
- Transporting, storing and handling COVID-19 vaccines
- Transfer of COVID-19 vaccines between participating primary care vaccination sites
- National Vaccine Storage Guidelines ‘Strive for 5’, Appendix 8 – Checklist: Mobile and emergency storage
If you have experienced a cold chain breach, contact the Vaccine Operations Centre on 1800 318 208.
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines. These links below are updated frequently.
- National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)
- A comprehensive list of Q&As about the COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine safety, effectiveness and more.
- Australian Government Department of Health website
- Queensland Health website
- Collection of resources for health professionals, containing advice and guidance on delivering COVID-19 vaccinations.
- RACGP vaccine information for GP’s.
- The Australian Department of Health‘s information and resources to better inform Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples about the COVID-19 vaccine.
- COVID-19 vaccination training program including modules for non-clinical staff.