The Australian Government Department of Health has announced that NDIS participants aged 12 and over can now receive the Pfizer vaccine (as of Wednesday 25 August, 2021).
NDIS participants join the current cohort of children aged 12-15 to be prioritised for the Pfizer vaccine, including:
- children with specified medical conditions that increase their risk of severe COVID-19, including severe asthma, diabetes, obesity, cardiac and circulatory congenital anomalies, neuro developmental disorders, epilepsy, immuno-compromised and trisomy 21
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
- all children aged 12–15 years in remote communities, as part of broader community outreach vaccination programs that provide vaccines for all ages (≥12 years).
The Department of Health has published an information page on their website for people with disability about COVID-19 vaccines.
We encourage you to read the information in the Department of Social Services media release for more information.