Staying up to date with your vaccinations and boosters is a simple step you can take to help protect yourself, your family and everyone you love.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine protects you from getting very sick or even dying from COVID-19.

Getting vaccinated also helps protect people around you by slowing the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, free and effective.

Booking a vaccination

Vaccination appointments are available at thousands of locations across NSW including pharmacies, GPs and clinics.

Find an appointment

Accessible vaccination services

There are accessible COVID-19 vaccination clinics available for people with a disability across NSW. Facilities and services include:

  • Wheelchair access
  • Low sensory or private space - a private room or location away from general vaccinations area
  • Longer appointments - to allow extra time to calm or inform the individual and improve confidence
  • Walk-in access - no appointment required
  • Fast track - clinic allows priority access on arrival to reduce waiting time in queue
  • Interpreter service - professional healthcare Auslan interpreters are available for people who are Deaf. An Auslan healthcare interpreter will be booked for you by the vaccination clinic
  • Separate entrance - option to use a separate entrance away from crowds
  • Staff who are trained or familiar with how to care for people with disabilities.

Find an accessible clinic

In-home vaccination services

If you or someone you care for has additional support needs and cannot travel to a vaccination clinic, you may be eligible to receive vaccination at home.

Different pathways are available, depending on your local health district.

Find an in-home vaccination service

Sedation for vaccination

If you or someone you care for needs extra support to feel calm to facilitate their vaccination, sedation may be appropriate. Those who require sedation should initially be referred to their GP or specialist for assessment and advice.

Find out about sedation pathways in your local health district

Getting ready for your vaccination

You can talk to your GP or disability provider:

  • if you have questions
  • if you are concerned about getting the vaccine.

You can ask someone to be with you when you are vaccinated. This could be a:

  • support worker
  • family member
  • carer
  • friend.

You can make COVID-19 vaccination part of your healthcare plan by talking to your GP.

COVID-19 Easy Read resources

Booster doses

An additional booster dose is recommended for people over 50 and other people at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, such as:

  • older people
  • people living in aged care
  • people living in disability care
  • Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Islander peoples
  • people who are immunocompromised, as defined by their doctor or clinician
  • pregnant women aged 30-49, in discussion with their doctor.

People aged 30 and over can also access an additional booster if they wish.

More information about booster doses

Help and support

If you want more help or support, you can call the Disability Gateway Helpline on 1800 643 787. They can make a booking for you.

You can also visit the Disability Gateway website.

If you have a question about a vaccine or how to make a booking, you can call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Select option '5' for people with disability.

They can also help you find a vaccine provider near you, and give you the phone number, as well as finding providers where you don't need an appointment. 

Or you can visit the Health Direct website.

The National Relay Service is available for people who have trouble hearing or speaking with people who use a phone.

Current as at: Friday 25 November 2022
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW