COVID-19 vaccination

How can I receive a COVID-19 vaccination if I require additional support?

If you require additional support to receive a  COVID-19 vaccination, Disability Liaison Officers can assist. Victorian Government vaccination information for people with a disability or special requirements can be found at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-information-people-disability

Information includes:

  • Support services for people with a disability or special requirements, including getting vaccinated at home
  • How to get a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Vaccination centres offering enhanced access for people with a disability
  • Getting help from a Disability Liaison Officer

TAC funding of providers to support you to get a COVID vaccination can be considered. If you do not have approved support to attend medical appointments or access the community, you need to submit a request to your claims manager.

If you have a large attendant care program or support to attend medical appointments, you should be able to utilise this existing support.

Does the TAC expect that providers receive a COVID-19 vaccination?

The TAC supports the Victorian government’s directives. Workers in a range of professions must provide evidence that they:

  • are fully vaccinated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, plus a booster once due, or
  • have a medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner

Vaccination requirement timelines vary by profession. More information is available on:

Are TAC clients expected to receive a COVID-19 vaccination?

The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary for all individuals at this stage, and it is your choice whether you have the vaccine. Your service provider may choose to require proof of vaccination to allow a service to be provided, however they should let you know if this is the case. You are encouraged to contact your service provider if you have any specific questions or need support to make a decision about the vaccine.

This is based on expert medical advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee. See updated advice from the Australian Government regarding the vaccine.

Will the TAC tell other service providers my COVID-19 status?

The TAC is required to work within privacy laws. This means if a service provider asks the TAC for your COVID-19 status the TAC has to follow strict processes which may or may not allow the TAC to tell service providers this information. The TAC encourages clients to talk to all of their providers about their COVID-19 status to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all clients and service providers.