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Indigenous health system faces ‘huge workload’ to close vaccination gap, experts warn

Warning comes as Australia’s GPs say they are not being adequately funded to meet costs of next phase in vaccine rollout

The Indigenous health workforce is stretched and faces a “huge vaccination workload” as it scrambles to close the Covid-19 vaccination gap and administer boosters to Aboriginal communities, health advisers say.

The peak body for general practitioners has also issued a dire warning about the lack of funding its members are being given to participate in the booster rollout, saying half of Australia’s participating clinics are losing money by administering Covid-19 jabs.

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