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Denmark Is Going To Give Homeless People The Vaccine As A Priority

Katherine Notman Katherine Notman - Junior Writer

Denmark Is Going To Give Homeless People The Vaccine As A Priority

They are classed as a vulnerable group.

Charities and officials have been asking the government to place homeless people in the priority group for the Covid-19 vaccine and this will now happen. Vaccinations have been taking place in Denmark since December 27 and the rollout is going quickly when compared to other European Union member states. There are currently 12 priority groups, and 5 of these groups are currently being offered the vaccine. The other priority groups will follow straight after the first 5.

Humanity In Action estimates that there are about 10,000 to 15,000 homeless people in Denmark, and that half of them live in Copenhagen. homeless people in Denmark. Homeless people who are ‘particularly at risk’ will be vaccinated as part of the 5 groups already being offered the vaccine, according to the Ministry of Social Affairs. Others who are homeless but not as vulnerable to the disease will be given the vaccine straight after this first set of 5 priority groups.

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