NDIS vaccine rollout ‘months behind’

Just over a quarter of disabled Australians in the National Disability Insurance Scheme are fully vaccinated despite being among the federal government’s highest priority groups.

According to government figures obtained by the Sunday Age newspaper 26.9 per cent of the over 267,000 NDIS participants aged over 16 who were eligible under Phase 1A or 1B of the rollout were fully vaccinated.

It has been revealed 67.3 per cent of NDIS participants in group homes – about 22,000 people – have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 51.9 per cent have had two doses.