In the Los Angeles area, the challenge of vaccinating people is further compounded by the city’s homeless population.
Health officials are trying to vaccinate 65,000 people who are experiencing homelessness in LA County. Shannon Fernando, a nurse practitioner and chief innovations officer at LA Christian Health Centers, is tackling this challenge head on.
Vaccinating people facing homelessness requires a measure of creativity, she says. It’s difficult to reach people who are homeless, and officials must also work to ensure people get their second dose.