The federal and Victorian governments are making it easier for people with a disability, their support people and disability workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria. It is your choice if you want to have the vaccine or not.
A dedicated vaccination hub for people with disability opened in Thomastown, Victoria last week. NDIS disability workers and primary carers of people with disability can also access the Thomastown hub. The government is also partnering with Life Without Barriers to establish a disability-specific vaccination hub in Dandenong, which will open later this week for people with disability who live in Supported Independent Living (SIL) and their support staff.
People with disability who are currently eligible for the vaccination program can also get their vaccinations at state-run vaccination sites.
To find out how to book a vaccine, go to Information for people with disability about COVID-19 vaccines.
Thomastown vaccination hub
The new Commonwealth-run disability vaccination hub is situated at 258 Settlement Road, Thomastown and operates Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm. Bookings are required.
Support worker bookings – Thomastown hub
Disability support workers should book an appointment via HealthEngine. Workers will need to bring with them:
- A completed COVID-19 Vaccination Consent form
- A completed COVID-19 Vaccination – Eligibility declaration form
- Photo ID
- Medicare Card
Participant bookings – Thomastown hub
- Your facility contact person
- Phone number
- Number of residents seeking vaccination
- Preferred dates
Find out more on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Victoria
- Find out if you are eligible for your vaccine now, or register to be notified as to when you are eligible: Who can get vaccinated | Coronavirus Victoria.
- Find out if you are eligible and where you can get vaccinated locally with the Australian Government’s vaccine eligibility checker.
- Read vaccination information in an Easy to Read format.
- Watch videos about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout explained in various languages.
- Check where you can get vaccinated and wait times.
- Watch an Australian Government Auslan video about vaccination.
- Watch an SBS video in Auslan about vaccination
Other steps the government is taking to help people with a disability through COVID-19
- Working with the sector to support appropriate worker mobility arrangements for disability residential services providers, where worker restrictions are required to ensure the safety of workers and NDIS participants.
- A new national support payment of $150 per participant for disability providers to assist NDIS supported independent living participants eligible within Phase 1a to attend offsite locations, including Commonwealth hubs, state clinics and GPs.
- The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will reinstate measures to enable NDIS providers in Victoria to directly claim the cost of PPE for workers.
- The NDIA is offering COVID-19 related supports including deep cleaning services, assistive technology and a clinical first response service for supported independent living providers should COVID-19 be detected.
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If you have questions about your plan, or about how to keep getting your supports when there are COVID-19 restrictions in place, please get in touch with us.