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COVID boosters for people living with disability

District supports people living with disability to get vaccinated.

SydneyConnect Video: COVID-19 boosters for people with disability and older people

Milvio Mondolo’s adult son Paolo has had his COVID-19 booster shot.

“Everybody should get in line for the booster shot,” Mr Mondolo said.

Paolo (pictured with his mother) is one of 45 people living with disability, their carers and older people who had a booster shot at a pop-up clinic in Haberfield run by Sydney Local Health District.

Forbes Kerry also got his booster shot.

“If you want to be out and about in the community without hindrance the vaccine is a good way to go,” he said.

So far, more than 300 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine at these special pop-up clinics facilitated by the District’s Aged Health, Chronic Care and Rehabilitation team.

The clinics have also been held at the Ella Centre in Haberfield, Eurella Community Services at Burwood and for the Community and Cultural Connections program at Marrickville.

“These pop-up clinics enable people living with a disability and older people to receive their COVID-19 vaccination in familiar surroundings, with familiar staff, which makes the experience as stress-free as possible,” Julie-Ann O'Keeffe, the team's Operations Manager, said.

“We’ve received some wonderful comments from participants and carers who are grateful for the care and compassion our team has shown to them,” she said.

More pop-up vaccination clinics and assistance for housebound older people and those living with disability are planned for the next month.