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Oldham first town in UK to begin vaccinating homeless against Covid-19

direct to your inboxOldham has become the first town in the UK to launch a scheme aimed at protecting rough sleepers and those living in shelters from coronavirus.The Depaul UK homeless shelter became a vaccination clinic yesterday (13 January), with around 30 people being given the jab.

More injections are planned in the coming days.It comes as Oldham Council and local GPs have decided that the homeless should be designated as a priority group to get the Covid-19 vaccines that have begun their rollout across the UK.Dr Zahid Chauhan, who is also an Oldham councillor with responsibility for health and social care, said homeless people should be on the priority list because of their heightened risk from the virus.Get the latest updates from.

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