From Montreal to Manchester, efforts are launched to vaccinate the homeless
Similar efforts are underway elsewhere. Vatican City has begun administering first doses to several dozen residents of its homeless shelters. So has Detroit, which aims to vaccinate residents of its 89 facilities by the end of next month. Denmark has moved its homeless up its priority list.
In many places, the vaccination programs remain in their early days, reaching only a tiny sliver of local homeless populations, in part because of a scarcity of doses but also because of the unique difficulties the circumstances of the homeless pose.
“This is not like rolling up in front of an old folks’ home and bringing your cooler with vaccines and saying, ‘How many folks do you have here? Line them all up. We’re going to vaccinate,’ ” said Samuel Watts, chief executive of…