Vaccine resources and links

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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:

Information on COVID-19 Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine

Preparing for COVID-19 vaccination fact sheet

After your COVID-19 vaccination fact Sheet

About the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Easy Read guides and information:

COVID-19 vaccine overview – Easy Read

COVID-19 vaccination – What is it? Is it safe? – Easy Read

See more Easy Read information from the Department of Health

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:

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.