Vaccines for the homeless in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – After receiving reuse approval, the health district was busy administering Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccines to homeless community members.

It was only a few weeks ago when all J&J vaccines went on hiatus across the country. This slowed the vaccination process everywhere, but since that release the health district got to work.

This mission is part of the “Help for the Homeless” program, which is aimed at all people in the region who are affected by homelessness.

“We went out and vaccinated what they consider to be a tent city,” said Dr. Kim Onufrak. “Then we worked with the Salvation Army and vaccinated some people there, so with all residential areas developments with the homeless population. We vaccinated about 100-150 people.”

Dr. Onufrak said people had the option to refuse a vaccine, but the majority agreed.

For the latest updates on Coronavirus in Coastal Bend, click here.

More from 3News on