Blueprint Model of Care to Support Vaccine Hubs for People Experiencing Homelessness

Project Summary

  • Housing and homelessness
  • Practice research

The purpose of this document is to offer guidance to other agencies in the development and delivery of vaccine hubs for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The model of care described here is also relevant to vaccination efforts targeting other hard to reach or marginalised people and communities.

The contents of this blueprint are based on the experiences of those involved in the Inner City COVID-19 Vaccine Hub at the Ozanam Learning Centre, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW. A summary of the key aspects of the Vaccine Hub are provided below including the stakeholders involved, the model of care, and the equipment and training required.

Associate Professor Jane Currie, Queensland University of Technology, is leading a research collaboration with St Vincent’s Hospital Network Sydney, to establish an evidence base to underpin the model of care developed for the Vaccine Hub.

Who is involved

Neami National, NSW Government, St Vincent de Paul, City of Sydney, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, KRC, QUT and St Vincent’s Hospital

Project status

In progress


Dr. Priscilla Ennals

Priscilla (she/her) has worked in the role of Senior Manager of Research and Evaluation at Neami National since 2016.
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