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Effort Underway to Vaccinate the Homeless

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Officials have launched COVID-19 vaccination clinics for homeless people. 

The Commission on Homelessness for Evansville and Vanderburgh County says it’s partnering with the local health department and Ascension St. Vincent to conduct on-site vaccination clinics for area homeless shelters and housing agencies.

In a release, the city says the clinics will provide 300 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The Vanderburgh County Health Department will offer 100 vaccine doses to residents and clients of ECHO Housing at its facilities on Thursday and Friday.

Ascension St. Vincent has allocated 200 doses of the single-shot vaccine to clients of United Caring Services, Evansville Rescue Mission, Aurora, House of Bread and Peace, Ozanam Family Shelter, YWCA Evansville, and Albion Fellows Bacon Center.

The St. Vincent team conducted clinics last week at UCS and the Rescue Mission, and will complete the vaccinations for the remaining agencies this Friday.