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Ipswich Foodbarn Hub to support vulnerable communities access COVID-19 vaccine

August 30, 2021

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health are collaborating with Ipswich Foodbarn and We’re 4 Community to host a six-week COVID-19 Vaccine Hub for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness commencing Monday, 20 September and finishing Friday, 29 October 2021.

Additional groups are also eligible to receive the vaccine at the Hub, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • aged care workers, residents and carers
  • disability workers, participants and carers
  • culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse people
  • people who do not have a Medicare card or are not eligible for Medicare including farm workers, and
  • people in rural and remote areas with limited healthcare options.

The Hub will be held at the Ipswich Foodbarn at 1 Darling Street, East Woodend, Ipswich.

The PHN, Ipswich Foodbarn and We’re 4 Community will work closely with community organisations in the coming weeks to support people to access the hub to receive their vaccine.

“The PHN is working on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health and partnering with local organisations to ensure as many vulnerable groups get vaccinated to keep them healthy and safe as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic,” Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN General Manager – Service Delivery Stewart Gordon said.

“Our priority is to assist as many community members within our remit access the vaccine, and it is thanks to organisations such as the Ipswich Foodbarn and We’re 4 Community that standing up these COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs is possible.”

People will be able to make a booking online, walk-in and/or through Ipswich Foodbarn and other community organisations.

Online bookings can be made here.

Ensuring vulnerable people in the community have access to the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be a priority for Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN.