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
- 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, or
- have a medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner
Vaccination requirement timelines vary by profession. Healthcare workers must provide evidence from 15 December 2021. Social and community workers (a category that includes disability services workers) must provide evidence from 26 November 2021.
More information is available on:
- the Victorian government's information for industry and workers required to be vaccinated
- the Australian government's advice on the COVID-19 vaccines
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.