COVID-19 Safer and Stronger: Disability Vaccine Champions
Hear from three of Victoria’s disability sector vaccine champions on why they believe it’s important to have a COVID-19 vaccination.
Who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone aged 5 years and over in Australia.
The type of vaccine you can have depends on your age and, in some cases, whether you have certain medical conditions.
If you are aged 12 and over, you can have the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
If you are aged 18 and over, you can also get the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Children aged 5 to 11 will receive a smaller dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine has been created specifically for young children.
Carers and volunteers can help protect themselves, people they care for, and their families by getting vaccinated.
More information about the COVID-19 vaccines can be found here.
How do I book a COVID-19 vaccination?
There are a number of vaccination booking options available for you:
Pop-up clinics for people who require additional support including people living with disability, their carers, and people who may have anxiety about medical procedures. More information is available on the Victorian Government’s Coronavirus webpage.
If none of the above options are suitable, or you require additional support (such as home vaccination coordination or sedation support), we recommend contacting your local Disability Liaison Officer. Please see below contact details:
If you require additional support to get a COVID-19 test, we recommend contacting your local Disability Liaison Officer.
For enquiries relating to disability support at Monash Health clinics, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 9792 7984 before receiving a COVID-19 test. The Monash Health Disability Liaison can be contacted Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.