A plan to allow GPs and pharmacists to administer the Covid vaccine is to be brought before Cabinet.
They will be asked to consider a €91m deal when Health Minister Stephen Donnelly brings a memo
which will see GPs and pharmacists paid up to €60 per patient to administer vaccines on their premises.
Local GP, Dr Denis McCauley supported the plan when it was discussed on RTE’s Morning Ireland today.
They are being paid €20 per each vaccination administered along with a €10 fee for processing each patient.
This means in total they will receive €60 per person vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine as it requires two doses.
They will receive €35 per single dose vaccine once they are cleared by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
There will be separate rates for GPs and pharmacists who administer vaccines in HSE run vaccination centres. GPs will be paid €120 per hour and pharmacists €70 per hour under the proposal being brought to Cabinet.
It is hoped around 1.5 million people will be vaccinated by GPs and pharmacists including the vast majority of those over 70-years-old.Tags: