The COVID-19 vaccine is a safe way to protect you, your family, and your friends from getting sick.

The information on this page is about vaccinating people aged people with disability.

Recommended vaccines

People with disability will have different vaccination needs based on their age and health. Find more information about vaccinating:

Find out what to expect before, during and after your vaccination appointment.

Vaccination after COVID-19 infection

If you have had COVID-19 you should wait to be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine for three months after your positive COVID-19 test.

A three month gap between infection and vaccination is likely to lead to a better immune response and result in longer protection from reinfection.

The next scheduled dose of COVID-19 vaccine should be given as soon as possible after three months. You should still have all the recommended doses.

If you have had COVID-19, you do not need to delay other vaccinations – for example, your flu vaccine. But you should not get any vaccine if you are acutely unwell (e.g., if you have a fever).

Why should I get vaccinated?

The vaccines work by teaching your body to fight illness so that you don’t get sick or your symptoms aren’t as bad if you do get sick.

Having the vaccine means you will be less likely to catch COVID-19 and pass it on to others

There is still a chance that you will catch COVID-19, but if you do, you are likely to have no symptoms or mild symptoms.

Safety and efficacy

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, providing protection against existing variants. The vaccines have been tested extensively in clinical trials and, following the conclusion of the clinical trials, millions of people around the world have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Easy Read information

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care has developed a range of Easy Read documents to help people understand more about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.