Latest COVID-19 vaccination information – 23 August 2021

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All NDIS participants aged 16 years and over are eligible for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.

From Wednesday 25 August, children aged 12 to 15 in the below groups will also be eligible to receive a Pfizer vaccine:

  • NDIS participants and/or those living with significant disability requiring frequent assistance with activities of daily living. This includes:
    • down syndrome
    • muscular dystrophy
    • traumatic brain and spinal cord injury
    • severe intellectual disability
  • those with specified medical conditions (severe asthma, diabetes, obesity, cardiac circulatory congenital anomalies, epilepsy and those who are immunocompromised)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 12 to 15 years old  
  • all children aged 12 to 15 in remote communities, as part of broader community outreach vaccination programs.

A vaccination will help protect you and your community. It’s free and voluntary. A COVID-19 vaccine will help to protect yourself, your family and people you care for. 

You can call Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787 to find out more, talk to your GP/doctor, or visit the Department of Health’s website .

If you need information in a language other than English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.

If you are deaf, or hard of hearing you can call the National Relay Service on 1800 555 660.

Easy Read resources, including on vaccine types , are available on the Department of Health website.