Working together to vaccinate our vulnerable communities

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Published August 26 2021

Over 70% of residents at high-rise Barkly Towers in Brunswick have been vaccinated against COVID-19 through a unique partnership with Merri Health, DPV Health, and MOSS (Merri Outreach Support Services) that brought education and vaccinations to the doorstep!

This successful initiative is part of the Victorian Government’s High-Risk Accommodation Response (HRAR).

On 10 August, Merri Health’s HRAR team delivered a vaccine Q&A session to help increase vaccine knowledge and reduce vaccine hesitancy. Residents were also able to grab a free coffee and treats while discussing the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents were given Merri Health packs to help with the recent Melbourne lockdowns with goodies such as a word search, pen, hot and cold pack, playing card, and much more.

On 17 August, residents were provided with on-site COVID-19 vaccinations and a celebration that recognised them doing their bit in keeping our community safe. The residents enjoyed coffee and a treat again, followed by free freshly made pizza put on by Merri Health’s HRAR team.