COVID-19 vaccine uptake, partnering for the wellbeing of our communities community grants
Wellbeing SA is working in partnership with the Department for Health and Wellbeing to increase the COVID-19 vaccination rates evenly across South Australia. We need community organisations, leaders and groups to join us with this mission.
In South Australia we want as many as possible across the state vaccinated for protection against COVID-19, regardless of where they live, their cultural background or age.
Evidence shows those groups who are unsure about being vaccinated are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- people who don’t speak English at home
- people with lived experience of mental health challenges
- young people, especially 18 to 24 years old
- there are also some regions where there are more people who are unsure about getting vaccinated.
Areas with higher number of unvaccinated residents, lower vaccination rates or a higher proportion of people who are unsure about getting vaccinated are: Lower Eyre Peninsula, Coober Pedy, Roxby Downs, Light, Mid Murray, Adelaide Plains, Wudinna, Murray Bridge, Mount Remarkable, Playford, Karoonda East Murray, Goyder, Whyalla, Charles, Sturt, Peterborough, Barossa, Playford, Salisbury, Port Adelaide West, Tea Tree Gully, Mid North, Onkaparinga and Limestone Coast.
COVID-19 vaccine uptake community grants of up to $50,000 aim to create a supportive environment for all South Australians to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and will focus on engaging with groups (and communities in identified regions) that have lower vaccination rates.
Wellbeing SA wants to work with local community groups, community leaders and organisations to motivate people who are unsure about being vaccinated to get vaccinated and create opportunities for making vaccination easier within their communities.
Applications close 5.00pm Friday 17 December 2021.