Albany County sheriff brings COVID vaccine to homeless population

Elaine Houston
Created: April 06, 2021 05:12 PM

ALBANY - Advocates for the homeless say that population is among the hardest to vaccinate.

Many live in transitional housing or on the street and are hesitant to get the shot.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple arranged for about 40 homeless people to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday at the Capital City Rescue Mission.

Johnson & Johnson is preferable to Pfizer or Moderna because it only requires one shot, so the homeless don't have to return in three to four weeks.

Sheriff Apple has also been delivering the vaccines to people in Albany County who can't get out of their homes.

Learn more about how the effort all came together, and hear from a person happy to get the shot by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.


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