I actually think people waiting for GPs is what is slowing things down, the states should be directing people to the respiratory clinics and other mass vac sites locations in first instance, they have supply and are under utilised.
A super paranoid imuno compromised friend who is part of 1B told me last night still hasn't been vaccinated. I sent her a list of 4 places with same day appointments available prior to Easter (all within a 5 min drive of her home, she has a car and doenst work so can go anytime). She said her GP told her she needed to wait until the practice had supply (the appointment is 6 weeks away) as the clinics were only for workers, which is very wrong (obviously that GP wants the revenue for the appointment). I pointed out had she got jab 1 before Easter like my parents did (they are all over 70), she would be getting her second jab when now she will only be getting her first.
It is, but I don't blame people for waiting.
A lot of people are waiting because they trust their own doctor and would prefer to see them over a stranger they don't know, they may have questions and many GP clinics are still chronically undersupplied which adds to the wait time.
The spread of misinformation and sensationalist reporting about both vaccines has made people nervous leading them to want to see someone they know and trust to discuss. Finally, people aren't in a massive rush as there is no covid in Australia as we all know, so they are happy to wait and see someone they know.
Public information campaigns are advertising directing people to respiratory clinics but people are choosing not to get immunised there for all the reasons above and probably more. And the 'revenue' the GP gets is marginal/cost neutral especially with the admin involved, which is why only about 5000 clinics signed up, many did not bother even tendering.
For those who don't want to wait, that is where the mass vaccination centres and vaccination hubs and hopefully pharmacies eventually will assist and fill the gaps, but some states are seriously lagging behind in running them out.