COVID-19 vaccine update for residential disability and aged-care workers

Disability workers can visit Hospital and Health Services (HHS) clinics to access the vaccine recommended for their age. Disability workers aged 50 and over can also access the AstraZeneca vaccine at their local GP clinic, Commonwealth Vaccination Centre (previously GP-led Respiratory Clinics) or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS).

To confirm eligibility and book an appointment, workers can complete the eligibility checker or visit the Queensland Health website.

The Federal Government have released new translated advice on How workers in residential aged care can get a COVID-19 vaccination, in the following languages: Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Chinese – simplified and traditional, Dari, Hindi, Karen, Khmer, Laotian, Malay, Nepali, Persian, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese.

The translated resource provides advice on accessing an appropriate vaccine based on age, evidencing eligibility, what to take to a vaccine appointment and considerations for having a flu vaccine.