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Sunset Health assisting in vaccinating local homeless population


YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - By now, most people who wanted the COVID-19 vaccine have already received it. Although, for the homeless population it could be a challenge or something they’re hesitant to do.

There could be multiple reasons why they have not gotten the vaccine. They might not even know anything about it.

Crossroads Mission tells us some of the homeless people living there are scared to get the shot. The shelter has tents set up outside for those who have yet to receive the vaccine. However, once they do get inoculated they’re able to move into the main facility.

Sunset Health says they plan to help with the cause.

“We have a specific day to where we're going to be doing vaccinations covid-19 vaccinations to the homeless, we're going to be going to crossroads mission to provide vaccines for free to this special population,” said Lucy Valencia, Sunset's community outreach director.

The healthcare company is also working with other organizations to provide the vaccine to different groups of people like kids between the age of 12 and 17 as they get ready to head back to school.

Sunset will also be resuming its outreach sessions at crossroads, which will provide different services to the homeless, including administering the covid-19 vaccine.

Local Coronavirus / Local News / Yuma County Coronavirus
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