All people experiencing homelessness, regardless of where they reside, need and deserve to be protected. Only a rigorous, resourced, consistent, cross-country best practice approach to vaccinating vulnerable populations like the homeless will protect those whom ICHA serves. This in turn will prevent community spread and help put COVID-19 behind us.
This imperative is at the core of an advocacy campaign advocating for early vaccinations for the country’s homeless populations launched this week. Look for an email from ICHA Medical Director Andrew Bond to learn more about the joint initiative by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) and the Canadian Network for the Health and Housing of People Experiencing Homelessness (CNH3).