The Government has accepted the JCVI recommendation to vaccinate people who are experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping alongside Cohort 6.
The NHS is working with local vaccination services and local authorities to ensure that they are able to deliver vaccinations to this vulnerable group and help protect them from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.
The charity sector is crucial in helping the NHS and local authorities identify the population and access appropriate sites to deliver vaccinations, and to inform and support people – including your workforce and volunteers – to feel confident in having the vaccine.
Wherever appropriate, they would be grateful for your support in liaising with local housing authorities and local health services to promote the vaccine and support uptake. Local authorities and local vaccination services will be in contact with local organisations with more details about the specific help needed. If you have questions, please contact your local authority in the first instance.
To access the mobilisation guidance, you will need to join the online Homelessness and Inclusion Health workspace:
- Register on www.future.nhs.uk (it’s free and easy)
- Once registered request access to the workspace by emailing HomelessHealthCOVID19email@example.com.
- Check your emails (including your junk folder) for the confirmation email and follow the steps to confirm that you want to join.
Post expires on June 6th, 2021