Centers should accept any proof of residence to vaccinate people living here


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Feb 20, 2019

Public Health Minister Daniel Rivera said that any person who can show proof of domicile in the Dominican Republic can be vaccinated here. He spoke after hearing about an 88-year old woman who was denied the vaccine because she did not present an identity card.

Dr. Rivera said that all Dominicans and foreigners who live in the country, even when they do not have an identity card, can go to the Ministry of Public Health accompanied by a family member with legal status here and get vaccinated.

“If they have a permanent address here, the Provincial Health Agency will locate them and they will be vaccinated there,” said Rivera.

Dr. Rivera said that there are enough vaccines for both Dominicans and foreigners residing in the country regardless of their migratory status.

“From that point of view, those who are here (foreigners), of any nationality...

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Living my Dream
Apr 18, 2013
I saw the same in Bavaro. There doesn't appear to be any firm rules. It seems to depend on what day it is and who is administering the dose.