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COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Vaccine Planning and Distribution

Date Published: July 2021



Vaccines are a vital, lifesaving tool that prevent illness and death. Vaccines have greatly reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed adults and children, particularly those living in poverty. It is essential that households experiencing homelessness have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Many states and counties around the country have prioritized vaccine access both for homeless service providers and individuals experiencing homelessness.

Homeless service providers will play a key role in supporting people experiencing homelessness becoming vaccinated. The documents below are products developed by HUD technical assistance providers in partnership with federal partners and subject matter experts. These materials are not directives but are templates and examples for optional use. At all times, local public health authorities direct and guide pandemic response and their instructions take precedence.

All resources on this page are available in both English and Spanish. Resources that don't have a Spanish version available yet are coming soon. Resources in the Flyers section are intended for distribution and are available in 18 languages.

For HUD guidance on vaccine planning and distribution, view HUD's COVID-19 Vaccination Message on HUD.gov. This document will be updated regularly as new information is released.

Looking for past HUD announcements regarding COVID-19 Vaccination updates?

View Past Vaccination Updates




Visit the Disease Risks and Homelessness page on the HUD Exchange for a full list of resources related to COVID-19 infectious disease prevention and response for homeless providers.

The contents of these materials, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These materials are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

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