NDIS Participants, Indigenous Australians, All Top End Territorials 16+



All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 16 years and older, all National Disability Insurance System (NDIS) participants 16 years and older, and all Northern Territory residents are eligible for access to the CCP virus vaccine. ..

This will take place last week after the National Cabinet approved an expansion to accelerate the deployment of vaccines across the disability sector, displaying a dedicated hub for people with disabilities, support workers and primary carers.

“We are working swiftly to provide more places for people to be vaccinated in a safe and accessible environment,” Linda Reynolds, Minister of Disability, said Tuesday.

“It is a particularly important step forward for paid and unpaid caregivers of NDIS participants to be vaccinated as soon as possible.”

However, although people receiving disability care were considered the top priority group, the number of vaccinated NDIS participants is slowly increasing, but vaccine deployment is months ahead of schedule. I’m late.

Currently, nearly 40,500 NDIS participants (16%) have been vaccinated against COVID-19 at least once. More than 7,800 NDIS participants (28% of the population) living in group homes and elderly care facilities were given at least one jab.

Following the National Ministerial Meeting on Friday, the Northern Territory has been open to all residents aged 16 and over in the jurisdiction since Tuesday.

Since mid-May, only non-Darwin Territrians, who have a high proportion of vulnerable groups such as Aboriginal people, have been targeted.

“This means that all of the territory’s (vaccine introduction phase) is currently collapsing,” Prime Minister Michael Gunner told reporters on Monday.

“This is a wise decision based on our uniqueness, liquidity and vulnerabilities, given not only Darwin’s population structure, but also how people enter and exit Darwin.”

Gunner thanked Prime Minister Scott Morrison and said he was confident that the Northern Territory would receive the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines needed to ease the deployment phase.

The decision to abolish the Alice Springs and other remote community stages is made before the expected influx of interstate tourists.

AAP contributed to this report.

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