Vulnerable groups within the Port Adelaide area had the opportunity to access a COVID-19 vaccination through a pop-up clinic at UnitingSA’s Homelessness Services on Lipson Street today.

The Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) outreach team visited the service on Wednesday 8 August with three nurses providing vaccinations over three hours.

The pop-up clinics target people who face barriers accessing main vaccination hubs around Adelaide, especially those experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the western suburbs.

Todd, Coordinator of the CALHN Outreach Program, worked with UnitingSA’s Homelessness Services staff in the lead up to the clinic to ensure everything ran smoothly on the day.

“We really want to ensure those who are vulnerable or facing complex barriers to healthcare can be protected against the virus,” he said.

“There needs to be a number of access points in the suburbs and clinics need to be flexible to the needs of these communities, so the drop-in style clinics definitely work”.

CALHN run at least five pop-up clinics a week, and will return to Lipson Street to provide second doses of the Pfizer vaccine in three weeks’ time.

Thank you to SA Health, the CALHN outreach team and Homelessness Services staff for coordinating this important initiative.