Eligible underlying medical conditions
People 16 years and over who have certain underlying medical conditions or a disability are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
You will need to supply evidence, which can be:
- Your GP’s clinic records.
- My Health Record.
- A referral from GP or treating specialist.
- A printout of your medical history as recorded in clinical records.
- A printout of your chronic disease care plan or a discharge summary from a hospital.
- A valid script or medication prescribed to treat one or more of the relevant medical conditions.
- If you don’t have any of the above, you may complete an Eligibility Declaration Form.
Eligible medical conditions:
- Cancers and haematological diseases, currently or in the past
- Haematological diseases or cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma resulting in immunocompromise
- Non-haematological cancers, diagnosed within the past 5 years OR on chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted anti-cancer therapy (active treatment or recently completed) OR with advanced disease regardless of treatment
- Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy recipients
- Adult survivors of childhood cancers
- Transplant recipients
- Solid organ transplant recipients who are on immune suppressive therapy
- Bone marrow transplant recipients
- People with graft versus host disease
- Chronic inflammatory Conditions
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Similar conditions who are being treated with Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or immune-suppressive or immunomodulatory therapies
- Immunodeficiency conditions
- Primary or acquired immunodeficiency, including congenital causes of immunodeficiency and HIV/AIDS
- Chronic kidney, liver, lung or neurological conditions or diabetes
- Chronic renal (kidney) failure, but not including mild to moderate chronic kidney disease
- Chronic lung disease including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, cystic fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. This doesn’t include mild or moderate asthma
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological conditions, including stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebral palsy
- Severe obesity (body mass index of 40 or greater)
- Heart disease and blood pressure disorders
- Ischaemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies and pulmonary hypertension
- Poorly controlled blood pressure (people taking two or more medicines for blood pressure control, regardless of recent readings)
- Severe mental health conditions
- people living with severe mental health conditions, including schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, affecting the ability to adhere to public health measures
Eligible people with a disability
- People who live in a disability residential accommodation setting (with two or more people with disability)
- People living with disability (such as Down Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, or severe intellectual disability) and need frequent assistance with activities of daily living
- People who attend centre-based services such as day programs, respite care or supported employment
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants
Book your appointment
Book your appointment online SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, 7 days a week.