If you’re interested in getting your COVID-19 vaccine, there are many vaccination hubs that are offering services for people with disability, their carers and also people working within the disability sector.
As vaccination rates increase across Australia and governments continue to make plans to ease community restrictions, it’s important that everyone is supported in a way they require, to access vaccinations.
People with disability, their careers, and people working in the disability sector may choose to get the vaccine to help protect those with disability that are at greater risk of becoming very unwell if they catch COVID-19 and those who are unable to be vaccinated such as children or those with a medical condition.
These clinics help people with disability, their support network and disability workers to get vaccinated in the fastest way possible and specifically for their circumstances. If you’re interested in finding a location near you visit the disability vaccination clinic webpage to search.
A list of all the services available can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health website disability provider page.
Some states and territories are offering services that make getting a vaccine easier for people with disability:
- Victoria – Vaccine information for people with a disability
- Queensland – People with disability, including care facility residents
- Australian Capital Territory – Vaccine information for people with disability
- Tasmania – Disability information (under 'COVID-19 vaccination information')
Vaccinations can be booked by:
- visiting the Vaccine Clinic Finder
- contacting the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 1800 020 080
Alternatively, GPs and community pharmacies also offer vaccination services which you may find more suited to your needs and at an earlier convenience.
If you, or someone you know requires assistance with booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, the Disability Gateway is available to help.
A list of frequently asked questions regarding the vaccine can be found here.