States are developing strategies to vaccine people experiencing homelessness, who face transportation barriers, inability to track second doses, limited availability of technology, and lack of an established connection to a health care provider.
More than 30 states have specifically prioritized vaccinations for homeless populations. For example:
- in Connecticut, state and local health departments are coordinating vaccine rollouts with homeless shelters and partnering with nonprofit organizations to administer the doses to people in need; and
- the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance partnered with the departments of Public Health and the Housing and Community Development to ensure homeless populations and shelter staff received the vaccine.
Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.