Nurse Led Pop Up Flu Clinics to Improve 2018 Influenza Coverage Rates - Bianca Bell

Nurse Led Pop Up Flu Clinics to Improve 2018 Influenza Coverage Rates - Bianca Bell
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Utilising North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) population health data and the Health Needs assessment 2017, NWMPHN developed a model to administer influenza vaccines to vulnerable populations in a variety of settings.

Through existing relationships, NWMPHN were able to seek commitment from partner organisations and stakeholders to implement nurse-led pop-up influenza clinics in places that are accessed frequently by the target populations. 

The nurse led pop-up clinics were established in locations where the target population felt comfortable and were familiar. 

20 Pop-up influenza clinics were held: 
o Bunnings Stores (4 clinics)
o Homeless Residential Services (5 clinics)
o Youth focused after-hours outreach services (7 clinics)
o Women’s Health Clinic (2 clinics)

480 influenza vaccinations were administered. 40% of vaccinated people had never received a flu vaccine before and 29% reported having a chronic condition. 100% of participants from both the Bunnings and other clinics stated that they would have the influenza vaccine next year.

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