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People with disability, including care facility residents

People with disability, their carers, and people working in the disability sector are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Some people with disability are at greater risk of becoming very sick if they catch COVID-19, so getting vaccinated is very important.

The following information provides guidance on how to make a booking for a COVID-19 vaccination.

People with disability

You can register your interest if you live in shared disability accommodation and receive disability services in the home, are an NDIS participant or have a specific health condition or disability described on the Eligibility Checker.

How to book your vaccination

  1. Click the link Register your Interest and enter your personal details.
  2. Select the cohort titled ‘Persons 16 and over with an underlying medical condition, including people with a disability
    It is not mandatory to enter your Medicare number or a registration code.
  3. You will be sent an email confirming your registration.
  4. Wait for an email inviting you to book. The email is not immediate and may take hours or days, depending on how busy the vaccine clinic is. The email will contain instructions on how to book an appointment at a location that suits you.

Disability workforce

The Queensland Government is providing the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to all Phase 1a and 1b frontline workers in Queensland regardless of age. This includes:

  • disability care workers
  • any other person working in a disability care facility, including kitchen, cleaning, laundry, garden and office
  • workers of centre-based, in-home and community care.

How to book your vaccination

  1. Click the link Register your Interest and enter your personal details.
  2. Select the cohort titled ‘Disability Worker’
    It is not mandatory to enter your Medicare number or a registration code.
  3. You will be sent an email confirming your registration.
  4. Wait for an email inviting you to book. The email is not immediate and may take hours or days, depending on how busy the vaccine clinic is. The email will contain instructions on how to book an appointment at a location that suits you.

Carers of NDIS participants

You can make a booking for a COVID-19 vaccine if you are aged 16 years or over and are a carer for an NDIS participant of any age. More information is available on the Australian Government’s Eligibility Checker.

How to book your vaccination

  1. Step 1: Click the link Register your Interest and enter your personal details.
  2. Step 2: Select the cohort titled ‘Other healthcare workers, including carers and support volunteers’
    It is not mandatory to enter your Medicare number or a registration code.
  3. You will be sent an email confirming your registration.
  4. Wait for an email inviting you to book. The email is not immediate and may take hours or days, depending on how busy the vaccine clinic is. The email will contain instructions on how to book an appointment at a location that suits you.

Other ways to receive a COVID-19 vaccine

Disability Care Facilities

People living and working in shared disability accommodation can be vaccinated on-site when the Commonwealth vaccination provider schedules an in-reach visit. Accommodation services will be contacted to determine if a site visit is necessary. Some employers have preferred for staff to be vaccinated separately.

GPs

You can make a booking with a General Practitioner by accessing the eligibility checker or at a General Practice Respiratory Clinic by accessing Hotdocs. Currently GPs offer the AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged over 60.

Community Pharmacy

You can make a booking at selected community pharmacies by accessing the eligibility checker. Currently community pharmacies offer the AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged over 60.

Other clinics, including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and other community-based clinics can also be located via the eligibility checker.

Some Queensland Health vaccination locations, including community-based vaccination locations offer walk-in services. People with a booking will be given priority and waiting periods may apply.

You can also call 134 COVID (13 42 68) 24 hours, 7 days a week for:

  • information on the vaccine
  • assistance with vaccination bookings or appointment enquiries
  • for help understanding this information or to ask for an interpreter – it is free.

Further COVID-19 vaccination resources to specifically support people with disability can be found on the Commonwealth Department of Health website.