Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Director of Nursing Mark Joyce said it was an important step in ensuring those in our care are protected from the virus.
“The response from the consumers and family to this initiative was overwhelming, with most of them excited to be offered vaccinations,” he said.
The outreach team has also begun visiting other mental health services and locations across the district, while patients who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are able to receive their vaccinations at Bungee Bidgel every Thursday. Bookings can be made by calling 1800 992 122.
The outreach team has also vaccinated a number of inpatients across the district, such as those in the spinal unit at Royal North Shore, dialysis patients and vulnerable pregnant women.