Australia is beginning its COVID-19 vaccination program, starting with people in the highest risk groups. Based on your individual risk, this will decide when you are eligible to receive the vaccination.
What if I am living in disability supported accommodation?
Generally, people with a disability who are residing in supported accommodation, will be in the Phase 1a of the rollout. These vaccines will be administered via either State or Federal health agencies and will be arranged directly with your support organisation. Questions relating to the vaccination, including consent, should be directed towards the health department vaccination provider.
What if I am living at home, either alone or with family?
People with a disability who are living at home will receive the COVID-19 vaccination at later stages of the rollout, depending on age and other health issues. The vaccine will be administered at healthcare facilities including some general practices. At present, Adelaide Disability Medical Services will not be providing these vaccines, however a list of local practices who are participating in the program should be available in the future.
Please refer to the Department of Health website for further information:
For easy-read information, please visit: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/covid-19-vaccination-easy-read-resources