There are many ways to get the COVD-19 shot. Find out how to get yours.
Most people with disability, their carers and disability workers can now get the COVID-19 shot. It’s a safe and effective way of protecting yourself from getting really sick from COVID-19.
There are a number of ways to get your shot. Where and when you can get your shot may depend on your age, where you live and where you work.
I’m over 60 years
The AstraZeneca vaccine is recommended for people over 60. It is readily available at many vaccination clinics and GPs. All people over the age of 60, including people with disability, carers and disability workers can register their interest, or use the Eligibility Checker to book an appointment. You can also call 134 COVID (13 42 68) or talk to your local GP to book your appointment.
I’m under 60 years
The Pfizer vaccine is safest for people under 60. If you’re a person with disability, a carer or a disability worker under 60, you can register your interest, book an appointment through the Eligibility Checker, or speak to your local GP to book your appointment.
I’m a disability worker
Staff at disability accommodation will get their shot when a team attends your location. Please speak to your supervisor to learn more. You can also choose to book your shot at an off-site location if you prefer.
I’m a carer of a person with disability
Carers of people with disability can access the vaccine. If you’re aged 16 years or over and are a carer for an NDIS participant, you can register your interest, book an appointment through the Eligibility Checker, or speak to your local GP to book your appointment.
I need help to register
Instructions to assist with online registrations have been developed and can be found here.
When will I get my shot?
After you register your interest, an email will be sent to your inbox. This may take a few days. It may take a few weeks before you can get an appointment, but your registration is the best way to make sure you can get the vaccine.If you’re making a booking through your local GP, community pharmacy or GP respiratory clinic, it may also take a few days or weeks before an appointment is available. If your appointment is still a little while away, remember to keep up your COVIDSafe behaviours, including:
- washing hands regularly
- wearing masks
- staying home if sick
- getting tested, and
- checking in to venues.
I’d like to learn more about the vaccine
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine program, please visit the Queensland Health website.If you need help in finding your nearest clinic or have general questions about the vaccine, call 134 COVID (13 42 68), or visit the National vaccine helpline.You can also access a range of Easy Read resources here.