Funding amount: $442,000
Duration: October 2021 to December 2022
Locations: Brimbank, Darebin, Hume, Hobsons Bay, Melbourne, Merri-bek, Maribyrnong, Melton, Wyndham, Yarra
Partners and outcomes
NWMPHN partnered with local primary care providers and a health promotion charity to achieve these outcomes:
Stage 1: October 2021 – January 2022
- Active Medical, Caroline Springs administered 175 vaccinations to refugees, and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
- cohealth (Footscray) administered 151 vaccinations to refugees, people experiencing homelessness, and CALD residents
- cohealth (Kensington) administered 153 vaccinations to refugees and CALD residents, especially young people and women in the Somali Australian community
- Interconnect Healthcare, through coordination with a food outreach service, offered vaccinations for people experiencing homelessness
- Merri Outreach Support Service provided transport to vaccination sites for 106 people experiencing homelessness
- Preston Doctors Clinic administered 1,015 vaccinations for Muslim women in a dedicated private room, using a female immuniser
- Utopia Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health administered 151 vaccinations to refugees and asylum-seekers
- The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service administered 1,257 vaccinations to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
- The Water Well Project delivered 4 successful health and vaccine education sessions with a total of 34 participants from culturally and linguistically diverse and refugee groups.
Stage 2: October 2022 – December 2022
- cohealth (Footscray) administered 63 vaccinations to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ+ people, refugees, women and children experiencing homelessness, youth, people experiencing mental health issues and CALD residents.
- DPV administered 60 vaccinations to CALD residents, refugees, children, people experiencing homelessness and disengaged community members.
- IPC Health administered 76 vaccinations to refugees, CALD residents, and people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
- Your Community Health administered 85 vaccinations to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, CALD residents, refugees, people experiencing homelessness, those without a Medicare Card or with distrust or fear of government programs.
- Utopia Refugee & Asylum Seeker Health provided education and vaccination services to CALD residents and asylum-seekers. The program will run until December, 2023.