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All about the vaccine

Information about the vaccination roll-out and how it impacts our customers and staff.

Information current as at 15 July 2021

Australia celebrated a positive COVID-19 milestone on Sunday 21 February, when the Federal Government kicked off Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine program.

Under the Government’s national roll-out strategy, customers and staff who live and work in a Supported Independent Living (SIL) home will be among the first to access the vaccine under ‘phase 1a’.

Phase 1a: This continues to include customers who live in Supported Independent Living (SIL) homes. Customers will be vaccinated in their SIL homes, and the staff who support them will also be vaccinated in the SIL home where possible.

Phase 1b: The following people are included in phase 1b:

  • People aged 70 or older who did not receive the vaccine during phase 1a
  • Healthcare workers who did not receive a vaccine during phase 1a
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults
  • Adults with underlying medical conditions
  • Adults with disabilities who have underlying medical conditions
  • Critical and high-risk workers such as defence workers, police, firefighters, emergency services, and meat processing workers.

Disability support workers who work directly with customers in non-SIL settings and admin staff are included in the 1b phase.

Vaccinations in phase 1b are given by some GPs from Monday 22 March. The Department of Health’s website has information on the GPs are taking part in the roll out.

The Government has an ‘eligibility checker’ you can use to see when you might be able to get the vaccine. You can find that here.

Where to from here

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep our customers and staff updated as more information comes to light.