The Department of Health’s (DoH) deputy director-general for National Health Insurance, Nicholas Crisp, said by next week the administrators of eligible private sector vaccine sites will have control of appointment scheduling.  This means the scheduling will be more responsive to site-level changes such as the availability of personnel.

Appointments are scheduled by the electronic vaccination data system (EVDS) on a “first registered,

first vaccinated” basis, and people are assigned to sites close to their home or work address. An early

registrant who lives in a region that does not yet have an operational site could be scheduled later than a later registrant who lives close to a site that is already up and running.

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