English councils can offer cash for rough sleepers to get Covid jabs, says minister

Eddie Hughes says local authorities can use part of £28m protect and vaccinate scheme to incentivise jabs

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Rough sleepers in England can be offered cash and food vouchers if they agree to having a Covid jab, the government has confirmed.

Eddie Hughes, the minister for rough sleeping, said councils could use part of the government’s £28m protect and vaccinate scheme to incentivise vaccinations for those on the streets, in the first scheme of its kind in the UK.

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