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
    • Diabetes
    • 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.