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Pathways for vaccinating Greater Brisbane’s vulnerable people

Oct. 25, 2021

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Brisbane North PHN and Brisbane South PHN are working together to improve access to the COVID-19 vaccine for people who would benefit from additional support.

For more information about each service, please contact the service provider directly.

Housebound people

Where people who are housebound and are having difficulty accessing a vaccination, they, their service provider, carer or family can contact the PHN for support in finding a provider, or to arrange an in-home vaccination.

Agencies should complete this online referral form to request support. Alternatively, please contact Brisbane North PHN on agedcareprojects@brisbanenorthphn.org.au or Brisbane South PHN on covidsupport@bsphn.org.au for further support.

People experiencing homelessness

Vaccinations are offered via outreach for people experiencing homelessness, including those living on the streets, in emergency accommodation, boarding houses or between shelters.

  • Micah Projects (07 3036 4444) – various locations within Brisbane
  • Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN) (07 3620 8111) – various locations within Moreton Bay

Contact your nearest provider to request an outreach visit to your facility/area.

Culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Vaccinations and support, including by bi-cultural and multi-lingual workers and access to interpreters for culturally and linguistically diverse communities, asylum seekers, refugee communities and non-Medicare eligible people.

  • Mater Refugee Health Service (07 3163 2880) – available at their Woolloongabba clinic or co-located with general practices with a large culturally and linguistically diverse population and support for pop-up vaccination sites in various communities.
  • World Wellness Group (07 3333 2100) – available at their clinic in Greenslopes and pop-up vaccination sites in various communities.

Contact these providers directly to request a pop-up clinic or vaccine information support for your community.

Non-Medicare eligible people

PHNs can also offer reimbursement to GPs for vaccinations administered to non-Medicare eligible people. Please contact Brisbane North PHN on covid19@brisbanenorthphn.org.au or Brisbane South PHN on covidsupport@bsphn.org.au for support.

First Nations Peoples

Support for general practices serving large First Nation populations, including arranging for vaccination providers to provide in-reach within the practice. Also working with the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health, Aboriginal Medical Services, Metro North Health and Metro South Hospital and Health Services to ensure access to vaccinations across the region.

If you are a general practice serving a large First Nations population, contact Brisbane North PHN on covid19@brisbanenorthphn.org.au on Brisbane South PHN on covidsupport@bsphn.org.au for support.

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