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14/05/2021
News update

Australian Department of Health – vaccine rollout

The Commonwealth Department of Health has issued a COVID-19 vaccination – Disability Provider Alert with an update on how disability support workers can access the vaccine.
News update
14/05/2021
News update

Victorian NDIS Checks: update and seeking further feedback

NDIS Checks are continuing to be problematic. NDS can help to escalate urgent applications while the Victorian Government continues to work through the technical issues with the online system.

Re-set for phase 1a disability rollout

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23/04/2021

What you need to know

  • The Australian Department of Health released a Disability Provider Alert today
  • Vaccinations for people with disability in residential accommodation will progress from early May
  • Workers will receive vaccinations according to their age group
  • The data collection online form has now closed

The Australian Department of Health has released a Disability Provider Alert about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine under phase 1a.

Vaccinations for people with disability in residential accommodation

The phase 1a COVID-19 vaccine rollout will progress from early May for people with disability living in residential accommodation. The Australian Government has contracted ASPEN to deliver the vaccine, starting in the smaller states and territories. Additional vaccine providers are also being sought.

NDS is hopeful this will be the much needed kick-start, without further delay, that we have all been calling for.

Vaccinations for workers

Given the health advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, the vaccine will be delivered by age group.  Workers who are aged 50 years and over will receive AstraZeneca via their GP or participating clinics. Workers aged under 50 years will receive Pfizer via dedicated clinics which are to be established – the first of which is to open in Sydney on Monday, 3 May.

Data collection online form

The online data collection form available to accommodation providers since January was closed today without notice. Providers who were yet to complete the form must now find alternative vaccination options for residents. NDS is keen to hear from any members for which this creates problems.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact David Moody, Chief Executive Officer, 03 8341 4343,