In its effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, England's town of Oldham has made providing Covid vaccinations to the homeless a top priority. "People living on the streets, or those who have no permanent address, are some of the most vulnerable people in society and need help and support. Because they live on the streets, they can also come into contact with a large number of people, which means that, if they have coronavirus, there is a big risk they could pass it on to others. That’s why it is important they are offered the vaccine," Coun Zahid Chauhan, Minister for Health and Social Care, told the Manchester Evening News. Since the vaccination program started in December, more than 3,700 have already received their first dose. Health officials say homeless populations will be prioritized alongside the elderly and vulnerable populations.

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