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Luxembourg on 3 June announced it had begun a campaign to vaccinate the homeless and irregular migrants while protecting their identities as part of its strategy to inoculate the population against the coronavirus.
Vaccinations for the homeless were officially launched with a two-day campaign held on 1 and 2 June. 63 out of 98 people that registered were vaccinated, with a majority of 57 people receiving the single-dose Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). The remaining six people under the age 30 received a first dose of the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine.
The vaccination campaign that took place at the "Wanteraktioun" shelter was organised by the ministry of health and involved combined efforts from various parties including the family and integration ministry, mobile vaccination teams of the directorate of health and associations working in the field.
By sharing their name and date of birth, irregular migrants also have the opportunity to get vaccinated with the assurance that their information will be treated with discretion thanks to a joint approach by migrant associations such as CLAE and ASTI, who serve as an interface between people with irregular status in Luxembourg and the ministry of health.