COVID-19 vaccination information
Resources for booking a Vaccination:
If you are yet to receive your first COVID-19 vaccination there are various ways you can book in;
- The Department of Health Vaccine Eligibility Checker
- Your local Pharmacist. You can call Pharmacies directly in your local area to book in, or check for appointments here.
- Your local General Practitioner. You can call your local GP directly, or visit HotDoc to make an appointment.
Priority appointments for Disability Support Workers and Aged Care Workers
The federal Department of Health has engaged Healthcare Australia (HCA) to provide priority vaccination appointments for the Aged Care and Disability Support sectors. To access a booking, visit here.
Workers in NSW LGAs of Concern
The 12 LGAs of concern are Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, and some suburbs of Penrith. For more info click here.
NSW Health requirements for Disability Support Workers (supporting NDIS participants).
If you live or work in the 12 Sydney LGAs of concern, you must have your first vaccination by 19 September, provided you have booked your vaccination by the end of Wednesday 8 September, otherwise you must not enter or remain in your place of work. More information is here.
NSW Health has established priority Pfizer vaccination appointments at the Sydney Olympic Park Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre to support eligible workers to meet the new requirements. Book here.
NSW Health requirements for other Authorised Workers (including Aged Care Workers).
If you live in one of the 12 Sydney LGAs of concern, you must have your first vaccination by 19 September, provided you have booked your vaccination by the end of Wednesday 8 September, otherwise you must not leave your local government area for work. More information is here.
There are priority appointments for other authorised workers (such as aged care workers who live in the 12 LGAs and leave their LGA for work). Book here.
If you have a medical exemption to the Vaccine, please email evidence of this to email@example.com with subject line “COVID vaccination – Medical exemption”.
Information regarding the Vaccine Rollout
As the COVID-19 vaccination rollout takes place across the country, it’s important that people in the Mable community are aware of their eligibility under Phase 1B.
People eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations under phase Phase 1B include:
- Disability workers, in-home aged care workers, along with other health care workers
- Elderly adults aged 70 and above
- Adults with a disability who have a specified underlying medical condition
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 55
- Adults with a specified medical condition
Further information is available here to help you make an informed decision about COVID-19 vaccination.
You can check your eligibility for the vaccine via the Vaccine Eligibility Checker and, if eligible, search for vaccine clinics to book an appointment. You should ask the clinic directly what identification you’re required to bring on the day of your vaccination appointment.
COVID-19 vaccine information for independent workers providing support
The Department of Health has dedicated information and resources for service providers and people providing care and support services, available on their website:
People providing care and support services via Mable can access their Mable Digital ID on the Mable app, which confirms their work supporting people with disability and older Australians. Download links at bottom of page
We would also encourage people providing care and support via Mable to start engaging with their clients around any support they need around the rollout. To support these conversations there is now a range of information available in accessible formats which can be found in the section below
For NDIS participants and Home Care package recipients
The Department of Health has dedicated information and resources for people receiving care and support services, available on their website:
NDIS participants and Home Care Package recipients can encourage their support workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
State Government vaccination roll out information
- New South Wales
- Australian Capital Territory
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
COVID-19 vaccine profile badge
People providing care and support services via Mable can let clients know that they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19. They can self declare this while they’re waiting for a second dose of a vaccine.
A COVID-19 badge will appear on a worker’s profile if they self declare they’ve had a vaccination. Clients can filter for service providers with a COVID-19 badge.
Clients or registered providers can ask people providing care and support if they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19. Support workers should prepare evidence to show them that they have.
It’s optional to answer.
Department of Health National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline
If you need information about COVID-19 or COVID-19 vaccines, call Department of Health on 1800 020 080. This number operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.