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14/05/2021
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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.

SBS: Peak body calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for disability workers

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30/04/2021

NDS is calling for COVID-19 vaccines to be mandatory for the disability sector.

“Many of our members were expressing their concerns that they were hearing from their workforce that many in their workforce were not going to be willing to have the vaccine while it remained voluntary,” said David Moody.

A University of Melbourne's Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health survey of 368 disability support workers has found that 50 per cent had either decided not to get the vaccine, wanted to wait or had not yet made a decision.

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