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  • Disability sector alert from the Australian Government – 19 May

    Thursday May 20 2021

    On 19 May, the Australian Government sent the latest disability alert. These alerts give regular updates to the disability sector about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.  Updated information for people with disability The Department of Health has updated its webpage of vaccination information for people with disability. The updates include extra information on the different ways […]

  • Disability provider alert from the Australian Government – 13 May

    Friday May 14 2021

    On 13 May, the Australian Government sent the latest Disability provider alert. These alerts provide regular updates for the disability sector about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.  How disability workers can get the vaccine Disability workers can get their vaccine at: the residential disability accommodation where they work a vaccination clinic near where they work. Disability […]

  • Send us your questions and concerns

    Tuesday April 20 2021

    There is a lot of different information out there on the news and on government websites about COVID-19. Our aim with the AdvoKit newsletter and website is to try and bring all the key pieces and sources of information together in one place for you. However, if you have any particular questions or concerns about […]

  • World Health Organization warns of case number surge

    Tuesday April 20 2021

    While here in Australia many things are getting back to normal with our case numbers almost non-existent, that isn’t the case for much of the rest of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that COVID-19 cases are surging globally. It is urging people to respect measures proven to keep the virus in […]

  • Daily data on Australia’s vaccine rollout

    Tuesday April 20 2021

    The Australian Government is publishing daily information about Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The data it’s releasing includes a detailed infographic and presentation on the vaccine doses that have been given across Australia. As of 28 April, 2,112,285 vaccine doses have been given. The data includes to-date and daily vaccination numbers and is also broken down […]

  • Government gives up on original vaccine target

    Tuesday April 20 2021

    The Prime Minister has given up on all adult Australians getting their first vaccine doses by the end of October. It may not happen now until next year. The Australian Government won’t put a time on Australia’s vaccine rollout after giving up the October target due to blood clot concerns with the AstraZeneca vaccine. The […]

  • AstraZeneca blood clot concerns

    Tuesday April 20 2021

    The Australian Government has decided that the Pfizer vaccine is the preferred vaccine for people under 50. This is because of the possible link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots. So far in Australia, there have been a small number of cases of blood clots after having the AstraZeneca vaccination, but this side effect is […]

  • UK is finding people with intellectual disability are getting left behind by the needle vaccine

    Friday March 19 2021

    The United Kingdom is well into its COVID-19 vaccination program, as they started vaccinating people in December last year. This makes them a good nation for Australia to watch and learn from as we begin our own vaccination rollout. In the UK, they’re finding that many people with intellectual or learning disability are really struggling […]

  • Keep up-to-date on the latest vaccination information from the Australian Government

    Friday March 19 2021

    The Australian Government has created a webpage with information for people with disability about the COVID-19 vaccines. It will update the page regularly as new information about the rollout of vaccines comes up. The page currently has information on: when and where you will get your vaccinations likely side effects from the vaccines vaccination of […]

  • Planning for the vaccine – resources for disability providers

    Friday March 19 2021

    The Australian Government has put together a collection of information and resources for providers to help them plan for the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. The Government has created a disability provider webpage that will be updated regularly with a range of relevant vaccination information. It has also put together a toolkit to help providers get ready […]