COVID-19 vaccination program for homebound vulnerable people

  8 October 2021  NWMPHN

Do you have the capacity NOW to provide COVID-19 vaccinations on a sessional basis and hourly rate to vulnerable people who are housebound?

The Australian Government is providing Primary Health Networks (PHNs) with flexible funding support for innovative, local, short-term activities to speed up the vaccination of vulnerable populations identified as having difficulty accessing COVID-19 vaccinations.

People who cannot leave home and are frail, elderly, unwell or disabled have been identified as particularly vulnerable. Access to vaccines for them is currently limited.

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN), Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) and South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) have partnered to facilitate access to in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for homebound people who cannot access a home visit and vaccination through their regular GP.

This is a short-term, targeted activity, that will operate from October to December 2021 (although some second dose vaccinations may be administered in early to mid-January).

For more information on this project, eligibility criteria and remuneration, and to apply, please download the EOI document and application form below. Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 17 October 2021.

 EOI information (.pdf)

 Application form (.docx)

Q&A

Q: Can pharmacists apply?

A: Yes – Covid19 Vaccination in Community Pharmacy (CVCP) Program Rules now allow outreach services for COVID vaccination which Victorian state regulations allow. Specific approval and requirements apply as per the PROGRAM RULES COVID-19 Vaccination in Community Pharmacy (CVCP) Program, September 2021

 

Please submit in any queries about this EOI to primarycare@nwmphn.org.au and we will answer them here.