To support the Australian Government’s objective to encourage non-English speakers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) has:
- Temporarily extended the Free Interpreting Service to now cover non-Medicare patients receiving their COVID-19 vaccine. Further, medical practices can now book onsite interpreters on weekends for COVID-19 vaccination purposes. Telephone interpreting services continue to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days week.
- Extended the Free Interpreting Service to pharmacies for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to non-Medicare clients