COVID-19 vaccines for people with disability

DATE: 2 June 2021

COVID-19 vaccines for people with disability

People with disability are encouraged to book in to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a Victorian Government vaccination centre.

More Victorians living with disability are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a Victorian Government vaccination centre.

All sites have a minimum standard of accessibility with nine sites across the State to be stood up as enhanced accessibility centres.

A Pfizer or Astra Zeneca vaccination will be available depending on an individual’s age.

It is recommended that all people with disability make a booking by calling 1800 675 398.

The Department of Health has provided this invitation for people with a disability to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Preparing for vaccination

What to bring

  • Medicare card (if you have one)
  • Photo identification that shows date of birth e.g. driver licence
  • Proof of eligibility - letter from Department of Health
  • As proof of eligibility, NDIS participants can also show any correspondence on a NDIS letterhead, or a screenshot of the NDIS portal, containing the person's name and NDIS Number.

You should wait at least 14 days after the flu vaccine to receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Support available

Yooralla staff will be able to support you to your appointment. Please speak to your Service Manager.

The Government is also offering assistance for people who require additional support to get their COVID-19 vaccine. You can email DLOcoordinator@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

  • A Disability Liaison Officer Coordinator will be in touch with you.
  • Please provide your contact details and the details of the additional support needs you or the person you are booking or have.
  • You can make a group booking for people who need additional support by emailing DLOcoordinator@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Carers

Carers of people with disability living in residential care are also eligible for vaccination.

Please bring your carers documentation or proof of occupation (ID card, letter from employer or Eligibility Declaration Form) to the appointment to prove eligibility.

Please note, at this stage, family members of people with disability, who are not carers, are not eligible for vaccination (unless they are eligible for other reasons).

Carers of people who are not eligible under phases 1a or 1b of the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout are also not eligible for vaccination.

The priority access is available at the below mass vaccination sites:

Vaccination centre

Address

Priority access hours

Bendigo Community Clinic

113-133 Mollison Street Bendigo VIC 3350

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

Street parking is available along Mollison Street and McLaren Street.

Parking is also available on McLaren Street Vline car park.

9am-4pm

Former Ford Factory – Geelong

2-30 North Shore Road, Norlane VIC 3214

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

Enter via main entrance.

Parking available on-site enter via North Shore Road.

9am-4pm

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

Enter via doors 4-5 from Orrs Walk off Clarendon Street.

Parking available on-site enter via Normanby parking entry.

9am-4pm

Melbourne Showgrounds

Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

Enter via Gate 11, then go to Pavilion 4.

Free parking available for those who enter via Epsom Road (Gate 11).

9am-4pm

Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre

613 Main Road, Golden Point, Ballarat

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

Enter the car park from Burdeu Street (at 525 Main Road) and follow signage to the clinic

Parking is also available at Zagames (639 Main Rd, Golden Point VIC 3350)

9am-4pm

Royal Exhibition Centre

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

Parking available on-site enter via Nicholson Street.

9am-4pm

Sandown Racecourse

591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 3171

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

Free parking available on-site, with priority parking available. Enter via Princes Highway only.

Nearest train station is Sandown Park. Nearest bus stop is Princes Highway/Racecourse Drive (bus route 800).

9am-4pm

Shepparton Showgrounds – McIntosh Centre

Corner of Thompson Street and High Street

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

9am-4pm

Traralgon Racecourse

66-110 McNairn Road, Traralgon East VIC 3844

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

9am-4pm

Wodonga Vaccination Clinic

Suite 2, 182-184 High Street, Wodonga

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

Entry off Hovell Street

9am-4pm

More information

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-information-people-disability

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