Manchester, NH: The Way Home is joining homeless advocates across the Granite State to strongly urge the State of New Hampshire to prioritize vaccination plans to include those experiencing homelessness as well as staff, volunteers and others who work with this vulnerable population.
“The homeless population is not only at risk due to their living conditions, but they are also likely to live with comorbidity risks and ongoing disabilities,” said Bianka Beaudoin, CEO of The Way Home. “In many instances, our homeless are also older and lacking regular preventative medical care.”
Beaudoin went on to say that direct care and support staff are often overlooked. “All of these staff are indeed front-line, essential workers and we need them vaccinated as soon as possible so that we can sustain our daily operations.”