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11 January 2021

Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Vice President Raquel Peña, head of the Health Cabinet of the Abinader administration, says that the first 25,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive this month. She explained the vaccines were contracted under the Covax program of the World Health Organization, as reported in El Dia.The Vice President said health care workers will be the first to receive the vaccines.

The vaccinations are voluntary. The Dominican Republic has contracted most of the Covid-19 vaccinations with the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca consortium.

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