Posted November 02, 2019 05:05:07 The Australian Health Insurance Corp (AHIC) has said it will offer $1.25,000 in cash for every vaccination it delivers to consumers.
Key points:The AHIC says it will give $1 million to every person who signs up for a smallpox dose in 2019The decision comes after some people were left feeling “unsafe” by a shortage of vaccinesThe AHIS said its new approach to the issue of vaccine shortages was based on the knowledge that it was not the best way to help consumersThe decision follows the outbreak of smallpox in Europe which prompted Australia’s Health Minister, Andrew Colvin, to urge his federal colleagues to look at ways to address the problem.
“It is clear that a shortage exists, and that it is not a good use of resources,” Mr Colvin said in a statement.
“The AHID is taking the first step in an effort to improve the situation.”
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The AHI said it would provide a total of $1m to cover the costs of vaccinating at least one household member every year.
“This is a significant contribution to addressing the current situation of a low number of vaccine deliveries,” Mr Turnbull said.
“A smallpox outbreak in the world’s largest country can be a very distressing experience, and this funding will provide support for people who might need it most.”
Read the AHI’s statement on the issue hereThe AHIB said it was offering a $1 in cash to each person who signed up for the vaccine, which it said was to cover “further operational costs”.
“The decision is based on our understanding of the importance of vaccine distribution in the current climate, particularly for people with vulnerable populations,” AHIC chief executive Michael Hinchliffe said.
Mr Colvin’s comments follow a series of public statements from the AHIS.
In March, it was revealed that a small number of patients in some hospitals were experiencing adverse events after taking the vaccine.
The AHIV said it had made improvements in the way the vaccine was delivered to households.
“We have worked hard to improve vaccine distribution and distribution of vaccinations, and we are confident we will continue to do so,” Mr Hinchlliffe said in March.
“Our plan is to provide the best vaccine to those most in need and to help all Australians in our communities, who are facing an increasing level of vaccination risk.”
What is the AZ vaccine?
The AZ vaccine is a small, hard-to-take shot that is injected into the arm to prevent pneumonia.
It is given to more than a million Australians annually.
The vaccine is manufactured by Astrazeneca, the US company behind the hepatitis B vaccine.
According to the AHIA, the vaccine cost $2.5 million in 2019, up from $1million in 2019.
However, it said it has been able to get a much better return on its investment, with its costs reduced by $400,000, and its return on investment increased by about 40 per cent.
“At this stage we are in the early stage of the vaccination rollout and we expect to achieve a return on our investment over time,” Mr Corrigan said.
What is an influenza vaccine?
An influenza vaccine is one given to people who are ill with influenza.
The shot is administered by a doctor to those who have an underlying medical condition that could be linked to influenza.
The shot is given by a healthcare professional.
The first shots are given on the same day they are given to the person who is sick, which is typically on October 1.
The second shots are administered on November 1.
Each person in the household can get the first shot every two weeks.
The second shot can be given once a month.
What happens after the first vaccination?
The influenza vaccine will be given to anyone in the family for the first time on November 14.
It will then be given every four weeks.
The shots will be administered at home for the rest of the year, with people aged between six months and 18 years old being eligible for the shot.