Vaccine rollout for homeless in Brighton

It's been reported that nearly 200 homeless people in Brighton have had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Arch Healthcare have started their covid-19 mobile vaccine service, and target vaccinating vulnerable people who are facing homelessness in Brighton and Hove. 

They say they are operating an outreach service into the larger temporary accommodation hostels in the city on Mondays and Tuesdays, and then operating a roving service or basing vaccinations at Morley Street surgery on Fridays, according to biggest need.

Arch are partnering with St John Ambulance and aim to vaccinate 1000 people over an eight week period and will contact patients directly, still in line with the priority list.

Homeless people are deemed vulnerable to society and while many people were eligible, they could not attend the central hub because of their health needs.

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