A SAFE space has been set up to ensure some of Tamworth's most vulnerable can protect themselves from COVID-19.
Disability support service Brighter Access has been running Pfizer clinics at the local organisation on Kent Street this week, in partnership with Healthcare Australia.
People with disabilities face some barriers to accessibility in the bush, but the clinics are designed to make the process as seamless and comfortable as possible for a range of needs. Brighter Access Tamworth's Charmaine Alley said there had been a good uptake.
"Being in an unknown environment with unknown people can cause anxiety and challenges," she said.
"Many people with disabilities and complex health conditions can often have anxiety around health procedures because they have had so many."
Ms Alley said people had been encouraged to have conversations with their doctor about their choice to be jabbed.
"From the health advice, it is really an opportunity to add a level of protection for vulnerable people," she said.
The clinics wrap up on Saturday and have been open for walk-ins and appointments, available to NDIS participants and carers, aged care staff, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families across the community.
Brighter Access staff and participants have had opportunities for vaccination at earlier clinics.
"We saw this as a way we could really give back to the community and vulnerable people," Ms Alley said.
Second dose clinics will run later this month.
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