WIMMERA Health Care Group have teamed up with the Salvation Army in a push to get the last pocket of people who want to be vaccinated, vaccinated.
"We've teamed up with Annie Ferguson from the Salvation Army to work on reaching the last few people who haven't been vaccinated yet," Western Sub-Hub Project Officer Genevieve Lilley said.
$30 Coles Myer vouchers are being offered for people who are able to get their vaccination.
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Ms Lilley said the last push is vital for the community and fighting the virus.
"Getting to those last unvaccinated people soon is really important," she said.
"We've seen since the end of the lockdown, there is more virus entering our part of the world and anyone unvaccinated is vulnerable to those serious complications of COVID infection - especially people with other illnesses and the elderly.
"The obstacles that we're seeing at the tail end of the vaccine rollout are complex - lots of the people that have been referred to our home vaccine service don't have an easy way to travel around - we've seen a lot of elderly people, young mums without a car, people without a phone, no internet, people who get anxious leaving the home or have other mental health problems.
"We know there are many and complex reasons why people haven't gotten a vaccine yet and we really want to reach and let everyone know it doesn't matter what the reason is, we are offering you whatever support you need to get yourself vaccinated."
Ms Lilley said the aim is to get those who may have put of the vaccination, dosed.
"We're looking for those who, due to general disadvantage, don't have preventative health measures like vaccination on the top of their priority list," she said.
"The vouchers might help to motivate them to call us to arrange a vaccine, as without that contact, we just don't know how to find them.
"We're happy to do whatever it takes to get those people vaccinated. Annie has been a fantastic partner as she works in the homelessness division, so is very familiar with all the places to try to reach people.
"The vouchers were her idea as part of a strategy to find a motivating thing for people with a lot of other life issues on their plate - a little bit of extra money in the supermarket is a big thing for lots of people in our community who don't have much."
Ms Lilley said the community has come together to support this initiative.
"We've got pretty much all the community organisations working with us to try and support their clients to get vaccinated, but we also want everyone in the community to look out for their neighbours - people who don't go out, or are pretty isolated," she said.
"There are people who are isolated on farms, who might come into town to go to the post office. We hope they all hear about us and give us a call."
One such organisation is the Horsham Neighbourhood House.
House manager Charlie Helyar has put his hand up to help people make appointments.
"People can come to me and I can contact Wimmera Health Care Group and get a nurse to come out to the house," he said.
Ms Lilley said it's a a lot of groups coming to together to continue to work towards a fully vaccinated community.
"Some of the funding has come from TSA, and some from the Victorian government's COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassador grants," Ms Lilley said.
"There are quite a few people involved. HRCC also had a COVID-19 vaccine ambassador, Daniel Rees, and he's helping us with some flyer distribution to promote the vouchers. Mel Pesic from Grampians Community Health has also been helping to distribute the message through her work with people living in high risk accommodation."
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