Australia will enlist the help of more than 1000 GP clinics in its bid to keep its vaccine rollout on schedule.
Local doctors will be brought in for phase 1b of the rollout, which targets older people and those with certain underlying conditions, from March 22.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said the change would "ensure an efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines across the country".
Until now, the vaccines had only been administered at hospitals and aged care centres.
Overall, more than 4500 accredited general practices will participate in phase 1b of Australia's Covid-19 vaccine rollout, which Hunt says is one of the greatest logistic challenges in the nation's history.
"More than 1000 general practices will commence from the week of March 22, with a rapid scale-up over the following four weeks."
The strategy to rapidly deliver vaccine inoculations includes a collaboration between the Australian Medical Association (AMA), The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
The roll-out start dates are to be staggered with dosage allocation, to be dependent on vaccine availability.
AMA president Dr Omar Khorshid said GPs have a proven track record with flu vaccinations of older Australians and those living with chronic disease who would make up the majority of the phase 1b rollout.
"It is very pleasing to see the majority of GPs putting up their hands to participate in this critical national programme," Khorshid said.
"General practice is highly accessible for people and has helped Australia achieve some of the highest rates of vaccination in the world."
"Patients see their GP for trusted advice and support and rolling out a Covid-19 vaccine through general practice is the best way to encourage the community to get vaccinated."
RACGP president Dr Karen Price said the approach was built on a platform of trust and knowledge, and it was a historic and logistically challenging project.
"We already have the trust of our patients and communities and can ensure that those who are ready to be vaccinated can be, and those who are unsure can have their questions answered to help them decide."
To complement the phase 1b rollout, GP-led Respiratory Clinics and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services will also help to deliver vaccines.
ACRRM president Sarah Chalmers said the equitable distribution points across the country means all vulnerable patients will be able to access the vaccine.
Nationally, there will be more than 130 Respiratory Clinics and more than 300 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service sites supporting the rollout.