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Immunisations at Homeless Connect Day

11/08/2017
Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) and the Gold Coast Public Health Unit joined forces for the second year running at the Homeless Connect event held on Wednesday 2nd August at Metricon Stadium, Broadbeach.

This free event supports the city’s homeless and those at risk of homelessness where over 100 service providers from government and community sectors attended. 
The Gold Coast Immunisation team engaged with over 200 people and, provided vaccinations against influenza, pneumonia and/or tetanus to 62 people. 

The Gold Coast Public Health Unit have also commenced immunisation clinics for the homeless on a regular basis at Surfers Paradise Anglican Crisis Centre (SPACC) and Our Lady of the Rosary - Lunch with Friends at Coolangatta.

In addition, the Gold Coast Homeless Connect provided:
  • 141 free haircuts on the day;
  • served 480 hot breakfasts, plus some sandwiches to guests 
  • served 850 hot lunches to guests 

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