COVID-19 Vaccine resources and links
Information about COVID-19 vaccines is available on the Department of Health website.
The Department of Health has published Information for people with disability about COVID-19 vaccines.
Australian Government, state and territory government helplines will have information on how people with disability can access the vaccine.
The National Coronavirus Helpline: 1800 020 080
Disability Gateway Helpline: 1800 643 787
The Disability Gateway website: www.disabilitygateway.gov.au
Useful fact sheets:
Easy Read guides and information:
The Department of Health has Easy Read information and guides about vaccines.
Read more about who will receive priority access to vaccines.
Down syndrome is included under Phase 1b: Specified underlying medical conditions” in this presentation from the Department of Health : Priority groups for COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Phase 1b
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has developed resources, including consent forms, to help with providing informed consent to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
The Vaccine Eligibility Checker can be used to see if you can book a COVID-19 vaccination.
(The Checker may provide general information, so please confirm your situation with your vaccine provider.)
Reputable information about vaccines is available from:
- Therapeutic Goods Administration
- Australian Academy of Science
- World Health Organisation
- National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
DSA released a 2021 statement on the COVID-19 vaccines.
Information about the safety of the vaccine for people with Down syndrome is available from the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group USA.