Paramedics have an important role as part of the COVID-19 vaccine administration workforce.
Paramedics, especially paramedics who are not currently working for Ambulance Victoria, are actively encouraged to consider joining the vaccination workforce. There are a wide variety of opportunities for short and longer-term employment at vaccination sites across Victoria.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions about how to get involved:
Who can apply for a position delivering the COVID-19 vaccination program?
Any registered paramedic may apply and will be temporarily authorised to administer vaccines under the general supervision and support of experienced immunisers.
How do I apply for a position delivering the COVID-19 vaccination program?
What are the additional training requirements?
Registered paramedics under the emergency authorised workforce must complete the following in order as listed below:
• Online eLearning (three modules) (includes videos on multidose vials)
• Local or Victorian practical new immuniser simulation
• Six core modules
• Additional modules specific to individual vaccines
3.Emergency authorised workforce (vaccine administrators) are to complete a clinical skills and competency assessment which includes a minimum of five supervised vaccination procedures.