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Latest COVID-19 vaccination information – bookings have opened throughout Queensland

The Australian Government has issued updated information about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout to people with disability and disability workers. The rollout of Phases 1a, 1b, and 2a means that all people with disability and disability workers can visit Queensland Government-run clinics to access the vaccine recommended for their age. All people aged 50 and over can also access the AstraZeneca vaccine at their local GP clinic, Commonwealth Vaccination Clinics (previously GP-led Respiratory Clinics) and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS).

Hospital and health services in Queensland will be providing vaccinations as part of the Queensland Government’s rollout as well. To confirm your eligibility and book your appointment, you can complete the eligibility checker here or visit the Queensland Health website to book an appointment. You can enter your location and get a list of clinics in your area, along with waiting times for an appointment. Once you complete your booking you’ll receive an email confirmation.

Phase 1a for people with disability who live in residential accommodation housing two or more people is continuing. ASPEN has now been appointed to deliver these vaccinations at residential sites for both residents and staff. They have started in the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory and will move to Queensland and other states in the week starting 24 May 2021. If you prefer not to wait for ASPEN to deliver your vaccination on site, you can arrange a booking following the advice above.

Phase 1b includes adults with a disability or underlying health condition – there is a form you can sign to take with you to prove eligibility for this phase here Workers eligible for Phase 1a can also use this form if they are not going to receive their vaccination onsite at their workplace.

If you have a guardian or appointed decision maker, you’ll need to take your completed consent form with you to the appointment – the forms are here.

Keep in mind you need a 14 day gap between flu and COVID-19 vaccinations as flu vaccinations are currently available also, and remember to take your Medicare card to your vaccination appointment if you can.

The Department of Health will continue to update any new advice on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout on the webpage Information for people with disability about COVID-19 vaccines or here which also includes Easy Read resources on preparing for your vaccination, the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, and what to expect after vaccination. If you have any questions you can call 134 268 (134 COVID)