We have entered Phase 1B of the Australian Government Covid-19 vaccination rollout. This means that people over 18 with disability are now eligible to receive the vaccine. Keeping in mind the initial difficulties with distribution, the process itself is quite simple:
Answer all the questions.
Follow the steps to book your vaccination appointment. It might be difficult to book at the moment but rest easy - more vaccination clinics and hubs will become available in the coming days.
You will also need to obtain proof of your medical condition, including disability. You can get that from your GP, via specialist referral, your My Health record or using other relevant medical records.
Vaccinations are safe, effective and free. They are also voluntary. At Beyond Abilities, we support the recommendation of the Government to get vaccinated if you are in a position to do so. We understand that some people may choose not to get the vaccine for personal or health reasons. Still, we believe the best way forward is to get informed and consider your options, so that when the time comes you can make the best possible choice for your health and the health of others.
We actively encourage our support staff to get vaccinated and will continue to do so. We are also putting together our Covid-19 Safety Plan that details our Clients' rights to receive support from support staff that either have been vaccinated or will commit to follow the required steps in the Plan.
You can access Covid-19 vaccination resources and guides, including information in other languages.