City supports Aspen Medical disability vaccination hub

23 Aug 2021

City of Newcastle has worked with Aspen Medical to establish a Newcastle disability vaccination hub at Wallsend Library.

The vaccination hub will operate from today for eligible individuals within the disability sector including people with a disability and disability support workers.

Eligible people with a disability include:

  • NDIS participants aged 12 and over
  • Those who have a significant disability or underlying medical condition aged 12 and over
  • Residents living in a group home with two or more people

Eligible people working in disability include:

  • Carers of NDIS participants aged 12 and over
  • Staff, carers, infrequent visitors and volunteers in a residential care setting
  • Workers who provide in-home and community disability and aged care, including centre-based care

The clinic will cater for at least 50 customers at one time and plans to vaccinate up to 200 eligible people a day.

City of Newcastle is pleased to be able to support Aspen Medical to continue their rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination.

When Aspen Medical approached City of Newcastle for support to locate a suitable venue to accommodate the disability vaccination hub, its emergency management team worked quickly to identify Wallsend Library as a location which met Aspen Medical's operational requirements.

Wallsend Library has wheelchair access, disabled parking and room to facilitate vaccinations with ample space for safe waiting areas.

Ineligible walk-ins to the vaccination hub are unable to be accommodated. Bookings can be made by registering interest with Aspen Medical by emailing nswbookings@aspenmedical.com