More than 42 per cent of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants in residential settings have now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, said her priority as Minister for the NDIS is improved vaccine access for NDIS participants and those who support them.
“NDIS vaccination rates are continuing to rise as more dedicated vaccination hubs are established, and with all participants over 16 years now eligible,” Minister Reynolds said.
“Over the past month, we have seen an increase of more than 20 per cent in vaccinations for Phase 1a participants and a 10 per cent increase for all NDIS participants accessing the vaccine.”
Across the broader category of all NDIS Participants, 23 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
The Morrison Government is continuing to provide more locations for people to receive their vaccination in safe, accessible settings, with more than ten new vaccination hubs recently established across the country.
“I sincerely thank all NDIS providers for their assistance, as well as those who are in planning for future disability vaccination hubs,” Minister Reynolds said. “Together, they’re helping improve vaccine access for NDIS participants and the care and support workforce.”