Healthy North Coast is looking for local community leaders – both clinical and non-clinical – who are residents in the Tweed Shire or Byron Shire local government areas to be involved in a new COVID-19 vaccination initiative.
The ‘It’s Worth the Shot’ initiative is coordinated by Healthy North Coast in partnership with Consumers Health Forum of Australia. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, the initiative aims to increase vaccination confidence through community conversations.
These conversations are engagement sessions led by respected, credible local people in their own community and aim to establish trust and rapport between participants. Each session will be delivered by two people – a community leader alongside a clinical partner and will take place in independent, neutral and non-judgmental spaces. Using informal neighbourhood networks to engage local residents, sessions will be delivered online or face to face as part of existing community groups, forums and meetings.