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Homeless and rough sleepers in England prioritised for vaccine

Matt Hancock acts on official advice concerning segment of society more likely to be in poor health * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage The government has taken up official advice that homeless people and those sleeping rough should be prioritised for coronavirus vaccines, given they are more likely to have undiagnosed conditions and have less regular access to healthcare. In a letter to the government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, (JCVI), which has set out the timetable for the vaccination programme, Matt Hancock agreed that homeless people should be put in group six, designated as people with underlying health conditions that place them at greater risk of Covid. Continue reading...

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