Vaccinating the Vulnerable
To vaccinate vulnerable homebound individuals who are otherwise unable to access other vaccination facilities. Working in conjunction with local Primary Health Networks navigate often very high care needs with patients and/or carers to arrange for a home visitation by a qualified nurse vaccinator.
Working on referrals from the North West Melbourne PHN the OSD.Care clinical team led by Dr Stuart Garrow would assess the care needs and suitability for vaccination of each individual patient before scheduling a visit. Our logistics team would coordinate visits often working with disability care workers to maximise efficiency and to ensure the cold-chain integrity of vaccines.
The program has provided many of our most vulnerable with a clinically rigorous and efficient at-home option to protect them from the worst ravages of COVID-19.