From the NDIS:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccines: NDIS participants aged 12 and over to become eligible for the Pfizer vaccine

The Australian Government Department of Health (Department of Health) has announced that NDIS participants aged 12 and over will become eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Key points

  • From Wednesday 25 August 2021, NDIS participants aged 12 and over will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Providers who are supporting children and young people with disability should assist them and their families to access the vaccination, where appropriate. 
  • The Department of Health has developed resources for people with disability about COVID-19 vaccines. Share these with the children and young people with disability that you support, and their families.

Expanded rollout to NDIS participants

The Australian Government Department of Health (Department of Health) has announced that the COVID-19 vaccination rollout has been expanded. From Wednesday 25 August 2021, NDIS participants aged 12 and over will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

We encourage you to read the information in the media release.

Providers who are supporting children and young people with a disability should assist them and their families to access the vaccination, where appropriate.

Department of Health resources

The Department of Health has published an information page on their website for people with a disability about COVID-19 vaccines.

This page contains important information for providers and participants about COVID-19 vaccines and will be updated regularly. A range of Easy Read and Auslan resources about the COVID-19 vaccines are also available.

We strongly encourage you to share these resources with the children and young people with a disability that you support, and their families.

Providers play an important role in supporting NDIS participants to understand the benefits of vaccination for COVID-19. In addition to sharing the above resources with NDIS participants you support, you should also encourage participants to engage with their General Practitioner (GP) or other trusted health professionals to seek advice about the vaccination in relation to their specific circumstances. 

NDIS Commission COVID-19 information and resources

The COVID-19 vaccine information webpage on our website contains links to updates about COVID-19 vaccines and resources for NDIS providers.

We also have a COVID-19 vaccine webpage containing information for people with disability.

Contact us

Call: 1800 035 544 (free call from landlines). Our contact centre is open 9.00am to 5.00pm (9.00am to 4.30pm in the NT), Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Email: contactcentre@ndiscommission.gov.au

Website: www.ndiscommission.gov.au