Covid-19 Vaccination

Good afternoon

I’m pleased to share with you some material that you are welcome to share with your members in all states and territories. The material is designed to encourage people with disability and NDIS participants to book in and receive their vaccination as soon as possible. It also highlights the eligibility criteria for all vaccines. It’s not new information – the information is already available online if you know where to look – but I hope that pulling it together in a single place with a particular focus on the options available for people with disability will make it a little less overwhelming.

Messaging for individual states and territories highlights the various ways people can receive their vaccines, including from their GPs and pharmacies. NDIS participants can also ask their support workers, if they have one, to book in their vaccine appointment and help them get vaccinated. I have also included information for states and territories that have walk-in clinics without any appointments and provide a list of those clinics on their websites.

If you find this information useful, I am happy to continue to share updated information with you as I receive it.

Overarching – for all states and territories

If you are a person with disability or a NDIS participant, 12 years and over, you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you haven’t had your vaccination yet, don’t delay it. A COVID-19 vaccine will help you to protect yourself, your family and people you care for. So, book in your vaccination today and #SpeedUpVaxForPWD.

Pfizer and Moderna are available if you are 12 years old and over.

AstraZeneca is available if you are:

  • 60 years old and over
  • 18 to 59 years old – you can choose to have AstraZeneca after discussing with your health professional.

 

 

New South Wales

Vaccination appointments are available at more than 3000 locations across NSW including pharmacies, GPs and NSW Health clinics.

There are many ways you can make a booking to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. You can call your GP and ask them if they can give you a vaccine, of if they can help you find someone close by (such as the local pharmacist or GP) who can give you a vaccine.
  2. You can receive your COVID-19 vaccine at one of the NSW walk-in clinics without any appointment.
  1. You can book in and receive Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine at your nearest pharmacy on pharmacy bookings website (external).
  2. You can visit Vaccine Clinic Finder (external) to find a location near you to book in and receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. If you live in regional or rural NSW, you can book in your COVID-19 vaccine at one of the regional and rural vaccination clinics (external).
  4. If you are a NDIS participant and have a support worker, you can ask them to book an appointment for you and help you get vaccinated.

Some vaccination hubs (external) across NSW also offer a vaccination service for people with disability and disability workers.

 

 

 

Victoria

There are many ways you can make a booking to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. You can call your GP and ask them if they can give you a vaccine, of if they can help you find someone close by (such as the local pharmacist or GP) who can give you a vaccine.
  2. You can book in your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a vaccination centre by using the online booking system (external) or calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.
  3. You can book in and receive Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine (depending on your eligibility) at your nearest pharmacy on pharmacy bookings website (external).
  4. You can visit Vaccine Clinic Finder (external) to find a location near you to book in and receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
  5. If you are a NDIS participant and have a support worker, you can ask them to book an appointment for you and help you get vaccinated.

Disability Liaison Officer

You can also get help from a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO). The DLOs in Victoria help people with disability access COVID-19 vaccination.

DLOs can:

  • help book a COVID-19 vaccination
  • help organise group bookings for service providers or groups of people with disability
  • help you get a vaccination if you’re not able to attend a vaccination centre.

You can contact a DLO by either:

Moderna Blitz

The Victorian Government have just announced a Moderna Blitz for 12-59 year olds. From 4 October to 10 October, people will be able to arrive without an appointment at the following sites:

  • Melton Vaccination Hub (Bunnings)
  • Sunshine Vaccination Hub
  • Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Royal Exhibition Building
  • Sandown Racecourse Vaccination Centre
  • Frankston Community Vaccination Hub
  • Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre
  • Dandenong Palm Plaza
  • Former Ford Factor Campbellfield
  • La Trobe University site in Bundoora
  • St Francis Xavier College Officer Campus

 

Queensland

There are many ways you can make a booking to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. You can call your GP and ask them if they can give you a vaccine, of if they can help you find someone close by (such as the local pharmacist or GP) who can give you a vaccine.
  2. You can receive your COVID-19 vaccine at on one of the walk-in clinics (external) without any appointment.
  3. You can book in and receive Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine at your nearest pharmacy on pharmacy bookings website (external).
  4. You can visit Vaccine Clinic Finder (external) to find a location near you to book in and receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
  5. If you are a NDIS participant and have a support worker, you can ask them to book an appointment for you and help you get vaccinated.

 

 

Western Australia

There are many ways you can make a booking to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. You can call your GP and ask them if they can give you a vaccine, of if they can help you find someone close by (such as the local pharmacist or GP) who can give you a vaccine.
  2. You can book in your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a state-run COVID-19 vaccination community clinics online via VaccinateWA (external) or by calling 13 268 43.
  3. You can book in and receive Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine at your nearest pharmacy on pharmacy bookings website (external).
  4. You can visit Vaccine Clinic Finder (external) to find a location near you to book in and receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
  5. If you are a NDIS participant and have a support worker, you can ask them to book an appointment for you and help you get vaccinated.

 

 

South Australia

There are many ways you can make a booking to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. You can call your GP and ask them if they can give you a vaccine, of if they can help you find someone close by (such as the local pharmacist or GP) who can give you a vaccine.
  2. You can book in and receive your COVID-19 vaccine at a SA Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic (external).
  3. Children aged 12 – 15 years with medical conditions or disability can be vaccinated at WCH Pfizer Vaccine Clinic. Find out more about vaccination for children with medical conditions or disability (external).
  4. You can book in and receive Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine at your nearest pharmacy on pharmacy bookings website (external).
  5. You can visit Vaccine Clinic Finder (external) to find a location near you to book in and receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
  6. If you are a NDIS participant and have a support worker, you can ask them to book an appointment for you and help you get vaccinated.

 

 

Tasmania

There are many ways you can make a booking to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. You can call your GP and ask them if they can give you a vaccine, of if they can help you find someone close by (such as the local pharmacist or GP) who can give you a vaccine.
  2. You can book in and receive your COVID-19 vaccine at a community clinic (external) or by calling the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.
  3. You can book in and receive Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine at your nearest pharmacy on pharmacy bookings website (external).
  4. You can visit Vaccine Clinic Finder (external) to find a location near you to book in and receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
  5. If you are a NDIS participant and have a support worker, you can ask them to book an appointment for you and help you get vaccinated.

 

 

Australian Capital Territory

There are many ways you can make a booking to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. You can call your GP and ask them if they can give you a vaccine, of if they can help you find someone close by (such as the local pharmacist or GP) who can give you a vaccine.
  2. You can book in your appointment online (external) or call the ACT COVID-19 vaccination booking line on 02 5124 7700, 7am to 7pm, daily.
  3. You can receive your vaccine at Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service by calling reception 02 6284 6222, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  4. You can book in and receive Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine at your nearest pharmacy on pharmacy bookings website (external).
  5. You can visit Vaccine Clinic Finder (external) to find a location near you to book in and receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
  6. If you are a NDIS participant and have a support worker, you can ask them to book an appointment for you and help you get vaccinated.

 

 

Northern Territory

There are many ways you can make a booking to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. You can call your GP and ask them if they can give you a vaccine, of if they can help you find someone close by (such as the local pharmacist or GP) who can give you a vaccine.
  2. You can book in your appointment online (external) and receive your COVID-19 vaccination.
  3. You can book in your appointment and receive your COVID-19 vaccination at participating GP clinics, respiratory clinics and community pharmacies (external) or Aboriginal health clinics (external).
  4. You can book in and receive Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine at your nearest pharmacy on pharmacy bookings website (external).
  5. You can visit Vaccine Clinic Finder (external) to find a location near you to book in and receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
  6. If you are a NDIS participant and have a support worker, you can ask them to book an appointment for you and help you get vaccinated.

Kind regards

Jamie Lowe
General Manager
Communications and Engagement

Mobile 0409 002 645
Email jamie.lowe@ndis.gov.au

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