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The COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Australia’s national COVID-19 vaccine rollout began on 21 February. It’s being scheduled in phases, with people who live and work in Supported Independent Living homes among those prioritised to receive it.

Possability is working with state health departments to coordinate vaccinations for people who live in accommodation sites where we provide support. As the vaccine will become available at different times and in different locations, we’ll be in contact with and support each individual and their family or guardian when information relevant to them comes to hand. The vaccine will be free for all Australians.

 

Update 12 April 2021

There are changes to the government’s planned vaccine rollout schedule following the advice of the Australian Technical Advisory Group of Immunisations, you can read the official statement on the federal government’s website. The new rollout will be outlined on the When will I get a COVID-19 vaccine? page. If you or your family member receive residential services from Possability, we’ll update you directly when we have further information about individual vaccine arrangements.

 

Current at 18 March 2021
Who will get the vaccine and when?

Watch this video to learn how the priority rollout will work across Australia.

 

 

To be eligible for phase 1a of the rollout under Supported Independent Living (SIL):

  • A person with disability must live in residential accommodation with two or more other people with disability.
  • A support professional must be providing support to people living in residential accommodation with two or more people with disability.

In line with the advice of government health authorities, Possability strongly encourages people we support and our employees to receive the vaccine if medically able, however it is voluntary.

You must give your consent before you can receive the vaccine. If we support you or your family member in SIL, we’ll discuss this with you. There’s more information about consent in the Easy English resources below.

If you want to see where you fit in the rollout schedule, you can take the government’s COVID-19 Eligibility Checker.

 

More information

If you have any questions, please speak to staff who usually support you or your family member in accommodation services.

For any general questions about the vaccines or the rollout, please speak to your local GP or you can find more information on these federal and state websites:

 

Easy English resources