Our Indigenous Medical Supplies engagement with and support of ACCHO healthcare workers & communities in 2020 -21

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged over 55 are in Phase 1B is an early priority group. 

They are likely to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine when it is rolled out, most likely in March.

See section 4 below.

Are you ready?  

  1. Indigenous Medical Supplies works with ACCHO’s to minimise the spread of COVID-19 in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.
  2. Indigenous Medical Supplies works with K Farmer Dutjahn Foundation to deliver 250,000 hand sanitiser sachets & 10,000 100mL hand sanitiser bottles to 15 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.
  3. Is your health services / ACCHO prepared for the 2021 Vaccine Rollout?
  4. Updated Australia’s timeline for Vaccine rollout.
  5. Get in touch with Indigenous Medical Supplies.

1. Indigenous Medical Supplies works with ACCHO’s to minimise the spread of COVID-19 in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.

Indigenous Medical Supplies is a 100% Indigenous-owned medical device, hand & hygiene, PPE & COVID-19 supplier to ACCHO’s, other medical centres, day hospitals and workplaces.

Our Mission:

  • Provide healthcare professionals with quality medical supplies that meet the needs of communities in Australia.
  • Work with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations & other medical centres to develop a robust & professional Indigenous supply chain.
  • To build a sustainable Aboriginal business that our communities can be proud of.
  • To create employment pathways for Indigenous people in the healthcare supply chain.

Our Aim: Is to make a major contribution to Closing the Gap in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health.

2. Indigenous Medical Supplies works with K Farmer Dutjahn Foundation to deliver 250,000 hand sanitiser sachets & 100mL hand sanitiser bottles to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.

In 2020, our Indigenous Medical Supplies company was involved with the K Farmer Dutjahn Foundation to deliver critical medical supplies to communities across the country.

This project involved coordinating the distribution of 250,000 hand sanitiser sachets & 10,000 100Ml hand sanitiser bottles across Western Australian Central Desert Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal communities in NSW & Victoria.  

These products were created and donated by Givaudan, Aesop and Glasshouse Fragrances; all clients of Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils (www.dutjahn.com).

3. Is your health services / ACCHO prepared for the 2021 Vaccine Rollout?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged over 55 are in Phase 1B which is an early priority group. 

They are likely to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine when it is rolled out, most likely in March.

Example of our associated vaccine products

Our sterile IV Pressure Pads feature a unique highly absorbent 3mm thick compressive pad combined with a breathable, non-woven adhesive fabric.

Traditional sterile IV Pressure Pads

Ideal to use following removal of an IV, after injections or drawing blood.

Visit IMS website link for more about our products – https://indigenousmedicalsupplies.com.

4. Updated Australia’s timeline for Vaccine rollout

Timeline: get ready!

January 25: Pfizer vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Early to mid-February: Pfizer vaccine expected to arrive in Australia. The company requires two weeks to deliver the vaccine after a government has approved it to organise delivery in -70 degrees storage, as required for mRNA vaccines

Mid to late February: Australia will finish batch testing the first Pfizer doses

Late February: vaccination of Phase 1a high priority populations expected with Pfizer’s vaccine. These groups include quarantine and border workers, frontline health officials, aged and disability care workers, and aged and disability care residents, and 80,000 vaccines are expected to be administered a week

End of February: AstraZeneca’s vaccine expected to be approved

Start of March: international imports of AstraZeneca’s vaccines expected to start being administered to phase 1a groups

Mid to late March: phase 1a groups expected to receive their second and final dose of Pfizer’s vaccine

Early April: 4 million Australians expected to have been vaccinated

April-June: locally manufactured doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine expected to be administered

October: all Australians are expected to be fully vaccinated. This goal has remained the same since December.

5. Get in touch

Customer Service

Kimberly Watkins

E: admin@indigenousmedicalsupplies.com

M: 0413 094 322

Managing Director

Mervyn Fernando

E: mervyn@indigenousmedicalsupplies.com

M: 0411 290 755

www.indigenousmedicalsupplies.com.au

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