Homeless want the vaccine


Community at risk: They want the protection of the vaccine, especially for their children, as they believe they are vulnerable to Covid-19 infection. — GLENN GUAN/The Star

Reports by TARRENCE TAN, TAN SIN CHOW, RENA LIM, JO TIMBUONG and VENESSA DEVI

KUALA LUMPUR: As the race to vaccinate Malaysians against Covid-19 gathers pace, homeless people worry about being left behind as most do not own smartphones and have no permanent addresses.

Karthi, a 33-year-old former lorry driver, said many of them intended to be vaccinated against Covid-19 but did not know how to register for the immunisation programme.

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