The Commonwealth Government and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has advised that people with disability should receive a third dose (booster) of the COVID-19 vaccination. By utilising accessible vaccine clinics across the nation, the vaccination process can go as smooth as possible.

These sites include several features and amenities to ensure people of all abilities can attend and have a positive experience.

Each site is different however some of the features they may include are:

  • Wheelchair access.
  • Low sensory or private space away from general vaccinations area.
  • Longer appointments to allow extra time to calm or inform the individual.
  • Walk-in access with no appointment required.
  • Priority access on arrival to reduce waiting times in queues.
  • Auslan interpreter services are available for people who are deaf.
  • Separate entrance that is away from crowds.
  • Staff are trained or familiar with how to care for people with disability.

You can locate an accessible vaccine clinic in your state using the links below:

New South Wales:
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/vaccination/get-vaccinated/accessible-vaccination-services

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

Queensland:
https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/information-for/disability-and-carers

Western Australia:
https://rollup.wa.gov.au/articles/vaccine-information-for-people-with-a-disability-or-require-additional-support

South Australia:
https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/vaccine/getting+vaccinated/vaccination+hubs

Our lifestyle assistants are more than happy to assist with booking appointments and supporting customers and residents to attend their vaccination.

All Afford staff are required to have their third COVID-19 vaccine within six months of their second dose. This ensures that all staff can protect our customers and residents as best they can.

Afford will also be keeping our current COVID-19 safety protocols in place at all sites across the country. This includes daily Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT), temperature checking, QR code check-ins, stringent cleaning, wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and social distancing.

We would like to thank everyone who has already had their booster vaccine for doing their part to keep our communities safe.

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