News • 06 Jul 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine rollout and resources

COVID-19 Vaccine rollout and resources

The COVID-19 vaccination rollout has been implemented throughout Australia in various phases since February 2021. The vaccination rollout to people with disability, carers and workers is progressing and there are a number of resources available to help with understanding the vaccination process. 

 

You can find resources and information about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout from: 

    Vaccination consent form 

    Did you know that NDIS participants must provide informed consent for any medical treatments or procedures, including the COVID-19 vaccine? 

    To support NDIS providers to get informed consent, a COVID-19 vaccination consent form has been developed by the Department of Health and is recommended to be used to ensure people have given full consent for all aspects of the vaccination process. Where this form is not used, providers may be required to undertake additional work with a participant to cover all the required information and this may cause a delay to vaccination. 

    NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission have developed a helpful fact sheet COVID-19 Vaccines: Informed consent, preparing for the vaccine, and restrictive practices which explains registered NDIS providers’ obligations when supporting people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. An Easy Read resource on consent is also available.