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The initial batch of 20,000 vaccine doses of an order of 110,000 from India had arrived on Monday, 15 February 2021 in the evening. Covid-19 vaccinations began on the next day with priority given to the frontline medical workers.

On Friday, 19 February, Health Minister Plutarco Arias received the second 30,000 batch, this time a donation from India to the Dominican Republic. Frontline health care workers nationwide have priority to get the vaccines as part of the “Vaccinate Yourself” National Vaccination Plan.

As of Sunday, 21 February, the Ministry of Public Health reports that 14,264 frontline workers (medical staff, lab technicians and cleaning workers) had been vaccinated in the first week of the National Vaccination Plan.

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