Vaccine information for people with a disability or require additional support

If you or someone you know needs to access a COVID-19 vaccine, has a disability and requires additional support including assistance because of a fear of needles, did you know that:

  • You can visit any WA state-run vaccination clinic without an appointment
  • Appointments can be made to secure a particular time that is more convenient
  • Help is available to make an appointment and to organise a group booking for service providers or groups of people
  • Advice can be provided on which clinics can best support your requirements
  • An interpretor including Auslan can be arranged
  • WA Health can help you get a vaccination if you are unable to go to a clinic

About state-run vaccination clinics

The majority of state-run vaccination clinics are able to accommodate a low sensory environment and vaccination on a bed (laying down); have enclosed/private vaccination spaces where a support person can also attend the appointment and have ACROD bays close to the clinic entrance.

All of our clinics have staff who are experienced working with people who have a needle phobia and supporting people with disability. We can connect you with a staff member to support you throughout your appointment.

Clinic attendees are welcome to bring anything that supports them to attend, including; noise cancelling headphones, weighted blankets, gaming devices, DVDs to play in the consult room or comfort items.

A post-vaccination treat (juice box, lollipop, or similar) is offered at all clinics, please feel free to bring your own treat if preferred.

If you would like to discuss any specific requirements prior to your visit to any clinic (including Carramar), please complete the Further Assistance Required online form or call 13 COVID and one of the clinic nurses will be in contact with you.

To find the current list of state-run clinic locations visit HealthyWA.

Carramar Clinic

Enhanced access and sensory clinic

The Carramar community vaccination clinic has been set up to support people with disability, who have mental health conditions, require a low sensory environment or who may need other additional support to receive their vaccination. This clinic is open seven days a week.

Find out more about this clinic’s facilities by visiting the Carramar vaccination clinic page.

Therapy dogs in clinics

Roll up and come and meet our therapy dogs.

In conjunction with Animal Companions therapy dogs will be present in five metro clinics in the lead up to Christmas. If you are feeling anxious about receiving a vaccination, would like something to distract you or just would like to pat a dog while you get vaccinated come and visit one of our clinics below:

Carramar Clinic
Tasha – Standard Poodle
Monday 29 Nov, 6, 13, 20 Dec:
10:00am-11:30am

Mandurah Clinic
Jeff – Mini Labradoodle
Monday 29 Nov, 6, 13, 20 Dec:
1:00-2:00pm

Kwinana Clinic
Dudley – Golden Retriever
Wednesdays 10:00-12:00pm

Market City Clinic (Canningvale)
Hamish – Griffon Bruxelles
Monday 13 Dec, Tuesday 14 & 21 Dec:
10:00-12:00pm

Claremont Showgrounds
Ollie – Border Collie
Wednesday 9, 16, 23 Dec:
10:00am-12:00pm

To request support

Disability vaccination hubs

The Australian Government also has established Disability Vaccination Hubs in WA. A number of the hubs have been established in collaboration with disability service providers. The list is regularly updated so stay up to date with the closest location to you.

Getting vaccinated at a GP or pharmacy

COVID-19 vaccinations are also available at participating GPs and pharmacies, to find your nearest location please use the Vaccine Clinic Finder

Book online or call 13 COVID to book your COVID-19 vaccination