The Tasmanian government is seeking expressions of interest from registered nurses who want to be part of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.
Health Minister Sarah Courtney launched the expression of interest program on Wednesday with the government looking to ensure there are an adequate number of trained staff to support the vaccine program.
Ms Courtney said nurses who wanted to be part of the rollout did not need to be previously authorised immunisers.
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"Staff will receive specific training relating to the vaccine, and work under the direct guidance of authorised nurse immunisers," she said.
"Tasmania already has 271 authorised immunisers across Tasmania who have expressed an interest in supporting the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, including 177 nurse immunisers and 89 pharmacists, and this latest EOI process comes on top of the Commonwealth Government's release of the GP Expression of Interest program released last weekend."
Nurses who wish to be part of the program can submit an expression of interest here. Further information about the program can be requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The national COVID-19 vaccination program is expected to commence in late February. Ms Courtney said the government would be seeking expressions of interest from pharmacists who want to be involved in the program shortly.
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