We’re writing to notify you that all Australian’s aged 12 or over are now eligible to receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines currently approved for use in Australia.
How we can support you to receive a vaccination
- We can offer you support and assistance to gather information from trusted and reliable sources to help you make your decision.
- We can support you to attend an appointment with your GP to discuss your options.
- We can support you to make an appointment and/or attend an appointment to receive the vaccine. If you would like assistance with booking an appointment please discuss with your worker so they can assist you to schedule an appointment during your next available support.
Where can I get a vaccination?
You can find a clinic and book your COVID-19 vaccination, here. If you prefer to book appointments directly at a participating general practice or vaccination clinic, you can contact them directly.
You can also find out about how to book in for your vaccination appointment by contacting the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.
What do I need to bring with me to receive a vaccination?
You will need to bring a form of Identification (18+ Card, Drivers Licence, Birth Certificate, etc) and your Medicare Card if you have one.
You do not need a letter or any type of referral document.
Is vaccination mandatory?
The vaccine is not mandatory and the decision to receive or not to receive a vaccination is entirely up to you.
Do I have to pay to receive the vaccine?
The vaccine is provided for free by the Australian Government.
Proof & Documentation
We encourage everyone to keep proof of their vaccination status. If you would like Better Together to store this information for you then you can ask your support worker to assist you with providing evidence to the office. This can be done by email or in person Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. All Information stored by Better Together will be governed by our Privacy & Confidentiality Policies and Procedures.
Please be aware that there are currently large amounts of misinformation being circulated via social media with regard to COVID-19 vaccinations. We would encourage everyone to inform themselves using the most reliable and trusted information provided by the Australia Government.
We have compiled a list of Easy Read resources and Fact Sheets published by the Australian Government if you would like to read any further information:
- COVID-19 vaccination – What is the COVID-19 vaccine? – Easy Read
- COVID-19 vaccination – The AstraZeneca vaccine – Easy Read
- COVID-19 vaccination – The Pfizer vaccine – Easy Read
- COVID-19 vaccination – Where can you get the vaccine? – Easy Read
- COVID-19 vaccination – Getting ready for the vaccination – Easy Read
- COVID-19 vaccination – Giving your consent – Easy Read
- COVID-19 vaccination – What to expect when you have your vaccination – Easy Read
- COVID-19 vaccination – Side effects you might have after your vaccination – Easy Read
- COVID-19 vaccination – Pregnancy and breastfeeding – Easy Read