AVS believe in total transparency when it comes to our pricing and what our clients will be charged. In most cases our clients are charged for the total number of completed vaccinations at the rate we’ve stated earlier in this proposal. However, in some circumstances additional fees maybe charged (parking charges for the nurse being the most common).
If we know in advance of the vaccinations taking place, or as part of our proposal that there maybe additional fees, we’ll inform you and can provide a full written quote to make any additional charges as clear as possible. Through our account management we’ll work closely with you to avoid as many additional charges as possible, with the intention of not having any additional charges.
Potential Additional Charges to Clients
Nurse Time on-site
Nurses will attend the client’s premises for the amount of time required to deliver the agreed estimated vaccinations. Based on AVS nurses traditionally completing 8 vaccinations per 15 minutes (32 in an hour). Additional charges for nurse time on-site are applicable and charged at $150 per hour (pro-rata) if the following scenarios are applicable –
- Based on an average of less than 20 vaccinations completed per hour (1 hour booking minimum). If uptake is lower than expected, AVS will assist with adjusting the session to avoid any charges for low uptake. AVS allocate the time applicable to the estimated vaccines, this is based on 8 vaccinations per 15 minutes.
- Additional time outside of the agreed time allocated for our nurse on-site. This is classified as any additional time added not caused by AVS i.e. staff running late for session and time requested. Any additional time requested.
- Additional time requested prior to attending site i.e. 3 hours requested to administer 30 vaccines (normal time would be 1 hour) as the average of 20 vaccinations per hour is not met, a charge of $150 x 3 will be applicable.
Standard Hours of Operation for Nurses
Vaccinations required outside of the standard hours of 8.00am – 6.00pm, will incur a surcharge of $100 per hour and will apply for each hour the service is booked before/after the standard working hours (a minimum of 1 full hour will be charged). Each hour outside of the standard business hours is charged for. For example, if a nurse is required onsite between 6am – 7am, 2 out of hours surcharge will apply.
Parking and Nurse Travel Time
AVS will invoice the cost of parking if The Client cannot provide free on-site parking for the nurse. Nurse travel time will be charged at $1.50 per kilometer for trips further than 50km from the center of the CBD as calculated by Google maps. The amount charged will be calculated as a round trip.
For example; if your office is 50km away from the CBD, 50km x 2 – 50km free = 50km x $1.50 will be charged as nurse travel time. CBD’s are counted as Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle, Darwin, Melbourne, Brisbane, Townsville, Rockhampton, Canberra, Hobart, Launceston, Adelaide and Perth.