Sydney GP Refunds $ 250 Vaccination Fee

The GP Clinic in southwest Sydney, which charged hundreds of dollars for Pfizer vaccination, appears to be refunding patients.

However, those who paid to receive the vaccine were uncertain whether they could receive a second vaccination after the clinic proposed that the government no longer supply Pfizer.

Blessed Health Care, which operates two clinics at Campsie’s COVID hotspot, said AAP charged non-English speaking people up to $ 250 for the COVID-19 vaccine. It was widely criticized.

The clinic said the fee was for consultation, not for the jab itself. However, COVID-19 vaccines and their consultations are assumed to be free.

According to Cumberland Congressman Khun Huang, the clinic is currently asking for bank account details for vaccinated people and can get a refund.

The Ministry of Health told AAP that the National COVID Vaccine Task Force will work with the GP and affected patients to ensure that they receive a refund.

Huang said hundreds of people joined the WeChat group for patients who paid for vaccine consultations at the clinic.

He said the patient is now “desperate” because he doesn’t know how to get a second shot.

Last week, Chinese signs outside the two clinics suggested that the government could stop providing more Pfizer vaccines to the clinics.

Signs outside the Evaline St Clinic are likely to stop the government from providing Pfizer doses to the clinic due to “wrong” media coverage, but will do their best to allow patients to take a second dose. Said.

At other clinics, patients who received the first dose were notified that the second dose would be free if provided by the government.

The clinic also said they were no longer accepting new patients.

AAP asked NSW Health if the clinic would receive enough Pfizer to give a second dose. However, the department did not answer the question.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the vaccine claim was “apparently bad behavior” and promised to “throw a book” to them.

A Health spokesperson said privacy obligations could not disclose any practices under investigation.

Mr. Huang called on the state or federal government to “come out and tell me how to get a jab.”

“We need a process here,” he said.

“They should be properly refunded and must be sure to take a second dose.”

The receptionist at the Evaline St Clinic hung up immediately when he was contacted by AAP on Tuesday, saying he was “busy.”

The Anglo Cent Clinic was unmanned. AAP contacted the clinic nurse.