Priority vaccinations available for disability workers, carers and persons with disability commencing Monday 19 July 2021 in Western Australia
Between Monday 19 July 2021 and Sunday 1 August 2021 (inclusive) disability workers, persons with disability and their carers can attend any state-run vaccination clinic in Western Australia without an appointment to receive their COVID-19 Vaccination. Any person aged 16 years and over who falls in this cohort is eligible.
- Please register on VaccinateWA (or by calling 13 COVID (13 26843) prior to attending the clinic, this will make the process at the clinic quicker, but an appointment is not needed between Monday 19 July and Sunday 1 August.
- People aged between 16 to under 60 years will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; people aged 60 years and over will receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
- People working in the disability sector will be asked to provide evidence of their employment such as a photo ID, payslip, or letter from their employer. Please do not arrive without this.
- It is preferable that carers and persons with disability bring documentation to support their eligibility in this cohort (this is not prescriptive and may include any format such as official letter, medical paperwork, NDIS plan, or NDIS portal screen shot for example).
- Different COVID-19 vaccines are available on different days at state-run community vaccination clinics. More information about which vaccines are being administered is available at https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/COVID19vaccine.
- When you arrive please go to the priority lane; or, if there isn’t one, please speak to the administrative staff and let them know you are a disability care worker, carer or person with a disability.
- Please note you may have to queue for a short time during busy periods. Staff will be doing their best to get you vaccinated as soon as possible.
- Make sure to arrive at least an hour before the clinic is due to close. People arriving close to closing time may be asked to return the next day.
- From Monday 2 August disability workers, persons with a disability and their carers can book priority access appointments through VaccinateWA (or by calling 13 COVID).
- Clinic locations in the Perth metro area are Kwinana, Redcliffe (Perth Airport), Claremont Showgrounds and Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre
- Department of Health advises that COVID-19 vaccines are one of the most important ways to protect yourself, your family and the community.
- Some GPs and GP Respiratory Clinics are now able to provide Pfizer, if none of the state-run clinic locations suit you, appointments can be booked for GPs through the Australian Government Eligibility Checker
- HD Symptomatic people can choose the following options on VaccinateWA ;
“Are you a person with a significant disability?” > “Yes” or
“Do you have an underlying medical condition?” > “Do you have a neurological condition?” > “yes”
- Carers of people with HD can choose the following option;
Other > “Are you a carer or support volunteer for someone who is aged, with an eligible disability or an underlying medical condition? > “yes”