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COVID‐19 vaccination among people who inject drugs: leaving no one behind (editorial)

By: Iversen J | Peacock A | Price O | et alSeries: Drug and Alcohol Review ; Vol 40, Issue 4Melbourne John Wiley & Sons 2021Description: 4pSubject(s): Transmission: Prevention/infection control | Transmission: Injecting drug use | General reference: Other communicable diseasesOnline resources: Link to source page Summary: Given strong peer networks, high coverage of harm reduction interventions, and the availability of other access points, which could serve as settings for COVID-19 immunisation and/or points of contact for vaccine education and referral, Australia is well positioned to ensure PWID are not left behind. Emergency departments, NSP, homeless shelters/temp accommodation and prisons provide important access points to PWID; with trained and qualified workforce and resources, these services could provide opportunistic vaccination to this population. Related terms: coronavirus.
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Given strong peer networks, high coverage of harm reduction interventions, and the availability of other access points, which could serve as settings for COVID-19 immunisation and/or points of contact for vaccine education and referral, Australia is well positioned to ensure PWID are not left behind.

Emergency departments, NSP, homeless shelters/temp accommodation and prisons provide important access points to PWID; with trained and qualified workforce and resources, these services could provide opportunistic vaccination to this population.

Related terms: coronavirus.

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