Vaccination support for people with disability
NSW Health is building on its successful COVID-19 vaccination efforts across the state with an initiative that will support thousands of people with disability to get vaccinated and limit their risk of infection.
From 2nd March 2022, the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is contacting over 37,000 NDIS participants or their nominees with specific information about vaccinations for people with disability and support to find the most appropriate vaccination clinics for them.
This will be followed by proactive outreach by telephone to see if further assistance can be provided with vaccination advice, where and how to book an appointment for vaccination and booster shots, or the locations of accessible vaccination hubs or low sensory clinics.
Disability Services Minister Natasha Maclaren-Jones said COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are vital in protecting people with disability.
“The NSW Government wants to ensure that every opportunity has been provided for people with disability who have not yet had a single vaccine dose or who are yet to get their second,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.
Everyone aged 16 years and older can receive a booster three months after receiving their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Find out more about COVID-19 information and support for people with disability online, or for help booking a COVID-19 vaccine, call 1800 643 787.