The COVID-19 vaccination program is currently being rolled out across the country. To find out if you're eligible to receive the vaccine, and where you can get it, check out the Australian Government Vaccine Eligibility Checker.
Each Vaccine Clinic has their own individual system for how they're providing the vaccine. In general, what you'll need to take to your appointment is:
- Completed Consent Form
- Your Medicare Card and Photo ID (if you have this); and
- A detailed medical history.
We recommend that you discuss this in further detail with the Vaccine Clinic at the time you make the appointment.
For further information, check out the Australian Health Department website and the COVID-19 Vaccinations update page here. See the "COVID-19 vaccines - is it true?" page for helpful information about common concerns and queries relating to the vaccine program.
National Seniors has developed relationships with several organisations which help and support our members through the tough times. If you’d like us to reach out to one of these organisations either on your behalf or with you, please don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 887 626. Otherwise, click the links below for further information.
There are several state and federal services that provide free, independent and confidential information and support on legal matters.
Older Persons Advocacy Service
National Seniors enjoys a strong partnership with the Older Persons Advocacy Service which provides free, independent and confidential advocacy support, education and information to older people (and their family or representatives) receiving, or seeking to receive, Australian Government subsidised aged care services in the home or in a residential aged care facility.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like us to facilitate a warm referral with OPAN.
Cancer Council Pro Bono Program
Cancer Council operates a pro bono legal referral service in relation to legal matters faced by those living with cancer. Lawyers may be able to help with wills and powers of attorney, access to superannuation, Centrelink disputes, credit and debt problems, insurance disputes, employment law, and other matters. The referral service is means tested - learn more here.
See below for a list of legal services available in your state.
Have you considered volunteering in your community but not sure where to start? Feel free to give us a call and we can help you find a role where you can get involved in your community while meeting new friends and making a difference! Otherwise, check out roles in your community using Seek or Go Volunteer.