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Consent, PPE and clinical guidance

The majority of COVID-19 vaccinations are being delivered by the primary care sector. Please refer to the Commonwealth Department of Health website for more information.

Consent and administration records

Consent is to be completed by the person booked to have a vaccination or their substitute decision-maker either prior to attending or at the clinic. A patient information sheet is to be provided with the consent form to assist the person in making an informed decision. To assist with vaccinations for young people, please refer to Queensland Health’s Guide for Informed Consent of Young People for Covid-19 Vaccinations (PDF 294 kB) .

Integrated electronic medical record (ieMR) compatible forms (Queensland Health)

For Queensland Health facilities still providing COVID-19 vaccinations, the below forms are compatible with the ieMR:

Vaccine PPE and clinical guidance documents

PPE advice for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout have been identified through review of clinical guidelines to identify the types of PPE required for different levels of risk for community transmission of COVID-19. Engagement with clinical stakeholders has also identified where PPE usage in practice may diverge from clinical guidelines.

Clinical Guidelines for Covid-19 Vaccine Medical Exemptions in Queensland

Consumers may need seek assessment for a medical exemption from the Covid-19 Vaccines for a variety of reasons. As per the Services Australia immunisation medical exemptions advice, a consumer may be able to get an exemption from having a vaccine if there is a valid medical reason. Granting medical exemptions to these COVID-19 vaccination requirements for reasons outside the ATAGI Guidelines, such as for conscientious objections, creates inequity and increases health risks, particularly to vulnerable Queenslanders. This Queensland Health Clinical Guidance has been developed by the Vaccine Command Centre and endorsed by the Covid-19 Vaccination Clinical & Technical Advisory Group (CTAG) and clearly sets out the only reasons medical exemptions may be provided in Queensland to assist you in conversations with your patients.

Information on Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS)

Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) also known as Vaccine Induced Prothrombotic Immune Thrombocytopenia (VIPIT), Vaccine Associated Thrombosis Thrombocytopenia (VATT) and Vaccine Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT), is a very rare side effect associated with the Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) COVID-19 vaccine.

Health professionals are required to complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Induced Thrombosis (TTS/VITT/VATT/VIPIT) form (PDF 749 kB) when reporting confirmed, probable or possible TTS/VITT/VATT/VIPIT. To report other suspected adverse events associated with COVID-19 vaccination, please refer to our Adverse Event Following Immunisation website.

Further information can be found on the Thrombosis and Haemostasis Society Australia and New Zealand (THANZ) website.

COVID-19 Clinical vaccination advice for cancer patients

Patients with cancer are at higher risk of morbidity and mortality following COVID-19 infection than patients with no comorbid conditions. This information from the Statewide Cancer Clinical Network will help guide vaccination decisions for clinicians and their patients.

Last updated: 16 September 2022