With the support of St Clements Surgery, residents, staff and essential volunteers have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Earlier this year, the government agreed to prioritise people who are experiencing homelessness in the vaccination programme. This is because such a high number of people experiencing homelessness have undiagnosed underlying health conditions putting them at higher risk of death from Covid-19 than others of the same age. Working closely with Trinity Winchester and other local agencies, we tried to ensure that everyone we knew of in our local cohort was offered the opportunity to be vaccinated.
Michele Price, Chief Executive of the Nightshelter commented: “We are extremely grateful to the staff at St Clements Surgery who have worked hard to ensure that our residents and staff could receive the vaccination quickly. Many of our residents are vulnerable but also have jobs which mean they need to be at work rather than having the option of remote working. Having the vaccination means that they are not only protected but can continue to move forward with their lives.”