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COVID-19 Safer and Stronger: Disability Vaccine Champions

Disability vaccine champions Trish Malowney, Peter Romer and Uli Kaplan discuss their reasons for having COVID-19 vaccinations and why they've become champions.

NDS in WA 2020/21 Year in Review

Through a range of initiatives during 2020/21 NDS has supported our members, strengthened the WA disability services sector and delivered better outcomes for people with disability across Western Australia.

COVID-19 Safer and Stronger: Disability Vaccine Champions

Portrait photos of three people within circles, text reads: COVID-19 Disability Sector Vaccine Champions, alongside the NDS and Victoria State Government logos
Key benefits
  • Three disability sector vaccine champions outline why they believe it's important to have a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Taking the time to learn about the vaccines from credible sources helps with informed decision-making.
  • Vaccine champions are available to speak about the vaccine program to groups and organisations.

Who is this for?

CEOs HR managers Disability workers People with disability Boards

Webinar running time: 00:07:16

Further information

Deb Howcroft from NDS is joined by three disability sector vaccine champions:

  • Peter Romer, a house supervisor in regional Victoria who was initially hesitant about the vaccine,
  • Disability advocate Trish Malowney who talks about how her experience living with polio has driven her commitment to vaccination,
  • Uli Kaplan, a disability accommodation resident who's spent more than half his life in hospital explaining how he trusted the vaccine to keep him safe.

You can also listen to the podcasts with their full interviews.

Vaccine champions will come and talk to groups and organisations about why they believe it's important to have a COVID-19 vaccination. Send an email to sarah.anderson@health.vic.gov.au to inquire.

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Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Deb Howcroft, Communications Officer, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number