NDIS News 13 January 2022

In this edition:

  • COVID-19 vaccine booster for participants
  • Expanding temporary COVID-19 meal preparation and delivery support
  • NDIA Vacancies: APS Planner and Remote Planner positions
  • Amaze webinar: Supporting children with autism to get a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Participant First Engagement Initiative: help shape the NDIS
  • Younger People in Residential Aged Care Annual Report
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support
  • Events
  • Participant spotlight

COVID-19 vaccine booster for participantsWe are helping you to access the COVID-19 vaccination including the booster dose.

Some providers can claim $150, to help you get your primary course of COVID-19 vaccination. Providers have until 31 March 2022 to help you if you need their support.

These providers can also claim $75 when they have helped you to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster.

You are eligible for a COVID-19 booster if you:

  • are 18 years and older, and
  • have had your second-dose of your primary course of COVID-19 vaccination at least 4 months ago.

A booster dose will help you to stay safe against COVID-19.

More information about the benefits of a booster dose.

Providers can help if you want to have your COVID-19 vaccination at your GP’s office or at a vaccination hub.

You can discuss with your provider how to best access the COVID-19 vaccination.

Providers claim the $150 and $75 payments directly from the NDIS – it does not affect funding in your plan.

Your provider can also claim from your plan, the cost of other supports required for you to access your vaccinations, such as transport and support workers, but only with your agreement.

If you think your plan funds are too low for you to get vaccination support, you can contact us, phone 1800 800 110.

Providers need your consent before they can make vaccination appointments for you.

You can talk with your GP and other health professionals about the COVID-19 vaccination. You can ask whether you should receive the vaccine. It is your decision to get vaccinated and you can have support to make a decision.

Visit our website for more information.