NDIS CLIENTS MAY CLICK HERE TO FIND A GUIDE WITH COVID RESOURCES.
FOR A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO VACCINATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY, CLICK HERE.
As an NDIS recipient, you may have a lot of questions regarding getting the Covid vaccine, if you have not been vaccinated already. Please refer to the below FAQ (Frequently asked questions) which will give you all the information you need.
This information is sourced via the NDIS.
Please note, all of our staff have been fully vaccinated, and you can read more about how we are approaching COVID-19 here.
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?
All NDIS participants aged 12 years and over, their carers and support workers are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
To book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment:
- use the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker on the Department of Health website
- contact the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 1800 020 080
- find your nearest participating pharmacy COVID-19 vaccinations
- talk to your GP and book in for your vaccination today.
You may also be eligible for additional support to attend an offsite booking for a COVID -19 vaccination. If you need support to attend an offsite COVID-19 vaccination appointment, we encourage you to talk to your support worker or support coordinator.
Is there any COVID-19 vaccine information available for NDIS recipients?
NDIS is working to aid clients with the vaccination process, and have posted a few resources online.
Your NDIS provider will be doing their best to ensure you’re safe from unnecessary risk of being exposed to the virus because they will be doing the required social distancing, hand washing and mask-wearing, as well as receiving the latest updates regarding the virus – which should include any that are to do with the vaccine. They will also notify you of any changes to your supports – for example, not being able to conduct any regular activities you may partake in due to restriction changes. All Vital Home Health Services staff are fully vaccinated.
Aside from this, they will of course be following the standard NDIS code of conduct, which you can refer to anytime on the NDIS website.
Do I need to get a booster dose?
You are eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose if:
- you are 18 years and older, and
- have had your second dose of your primary dose course of COVID-19 vaccination at least 6 months ago.
The Australian Government will start administering booster doses to people with disability in shared residential accommodation settings from Monday 8 November 2021 – find out more about this program.
People with disability in residential accommodation settings can also access a booster through other channels, such as a GP, pharmacy, Commonwealth Vaccination Clinic or state or territory vaccination clinic.
It is very important to reiterate that people who have had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are fully vaccinated. This means they are very well protected against serious illness, hospitalisation or death from COVID-19. But getting a booster maintains maximum protection against COVID-19.
Learn more about COVID-19 booster doses.
For more in-depth information from government official pages, please refer to the pages below.