Referrals for the Vulnerable Peoples Homebound Vaccination Program

  11 November 2021  NWMPHN   

Please note this service is now closed and is no longer accepting referrals. The article below was published in November 2021 and is retained for posterity. 

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is now accepting referrals for in-reach home visits from health care agencies and providers, general practices, and health communities within its catchment to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to people who cannot leave the home.  

NWMPHN, South Eastern Melbourne and Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Networks (SEMPHN, EMPHN) have partnered to deliver the vaccination program to homebound clients within their specific regions. All three PHNs will engage with various health agencies and communities within their catchments to assist in identifying those who may be homebound and remain unvaccinated. 

If you have a patient or know of someone in the community who cannot leave their home to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, please send a request for vaccination using the link provided below. 

The Vulnerable Peoples Homebound Vaccination Program (VPHVP) is an Australian Government initiative to provide vaccinations to the vulnerable populations. The homebound may include but are not limited to the frail aged and elderly, and people living with a disability or a mental health condition which prevents them from leaving their home.

Once the referral has been received, a vaccination provider will contact the homebound person (or nominated contact person) to schedule a time for the in-reach home visit.