Around 25 homeless persons were given the COVID-19 vaccine in Paul VI Hall on January 20; they are part of a group of people who are regularly assisted by the Office of Papal Charities. Other people without resources will receive the vaccine in the coming days.
Vatican Press Office Director Matteo Bruni announced the initiative with a statement the same day. Pope Francis wished that a part of the vaccinations available for the vaccination campaign in the Vatican be offered to those most in need.
One of those who received the first dose of the vaccine was Mario, who told Vatican News’ Michele Raviart that he feels that now he has “extra security”.