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 directive. From 15 October 2021, in order to work in a healthcare setting, a person must be able to provide evidence that they:

  • are fully vaccinated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • have received your first dose and have a booking to receive your second dose by 15 December 2021, or
  • haven't received any doses but have a booking to receive your first dose by 29 October 2021, or
  • have a medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner

More information is available on the Victorian government coronavirus website.

Non-health care workers

The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary for non-health care workers at this stage. The TAC does not require non-health care service providers to be vaccinated. Your service provider may make a decision to require all staff to have a COVID-19 vaccine. You are encouraged to contact your service provider if you have any specific questions about this.

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

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.