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The Dominican government began on 16 February the first phase of the National Vaccination Plan (#VacunateRD). The objective is to vaccinate 7.8 million Dominican citizens this year of ages 18+.
The first being vaccinated in the Dominican Republic is the frontline staff who works in Covid-19-designated medical centers, from medical staff to cleaning crew. These number around 12,000. The government began vaccinating at the Ramón de Lara Air Force Base hospital, where the first patients were treated in March 2020. Those inoculated are scheduled to receive a second dose at the hospital on 16 April.
The first batch of 20,000 vaccine doses that will be used for the plan arrived from India on 15 February. The Covishield vaccines are manufactured by the India Serum Industry, the Oxford-AstraZeneca plant in India. The total purchase of the Covishield vaccines was 110,000 doses...