More than 100 homeless people in Corporate Area vaccinated
Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, is reporting that the vaccination of homeless persons in the Corporate Area has moved to 125, following an exercise on the weekend.
He said that 60 persons were inoculated on World Homeless Day on Sunday at the Marie Atkins Shelter in downtown Kingston. Sixty-five were vaccinated in August.
Williams was speaking at the monthly meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) on Tuesday at the Jamaica Conference Centre.
He said that the vaccination exercise, organised by the Poor Relief Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, was "a good effort".
He encouraged those who were previously vaccinated to turn up for the second dose on Thursday.
Giving an update on the adult transitional facility being constructed on King Street, Williams reported that the first phase of the project is 95 per cent complete and the KSAMC is looking to begin operating the centre by the end of the year. The facility, being built at a cost of nearly $140 million, will offer temporary care to members of the homeless population in Kingston and St Andrew. It is also intended to facilitate their reintegration into the society through treatment and other interventions.