I would doubt that the vaccine will be available for any normal resident within three months of mid-December, let alone visitors.
2022? Where did you read that information?They say that mass vaccination of the population should be expected sometime in 2022. Although, if pharmaceutical companies manage to increase the pace of vaccine production. But in general, we can only wait. I would like to believe that by the time we receive the vaccine, the rate of spread of the disease will drop, because a large number of people will get sick.
I don't think "back home" has anything to do with how they will be distributed here. Did you see the news here about how they plan to do it?By Feb if you are not in a high risk group you won't even be able to get your vaccine back home, why would you think it will be available for the general population in the DR by then?????
Are you saying people here illegally should have the same priority as citizens and legal residents? Citizens and legal residents will likely have the same priority. Illegal aliens? Who knows.I hope the Govt has the wisdom to realize that the virus doesn't distinguish between those three broad categories of people. Protect the medical personnel, then the elderly and those with preexisting conditions then very quickly after that the general population who are the largest group of spreaders as they are the ones not staying home, wearing masks and gathering in groups all the time. Dominican or foreigner shouldn't matter. If you are here in the DR you are a potential case of illness and a potential vector for further disease spread. The goal is and should remain stopping the spread of this extremely contagious virus while people go about their daily lives. To accomplish this, everyone needs to be vaccinated and should be offered such at the earliest possible opportunity. I don't know what to do with people who voluntarily decline to receive the vaccine I'm sure the Govt doesn't either. If done correctly, line ups to receive the injection should be pretty impressive kind of like on the last day of marbete sales only worse.
As others have pointed out, enough money makes most things possible. When you say visitor what do you mean? Someone here for up to 120 days on tourist card? A legal resident? Or an illegal alien on extended overstay?We are heading to Sosua mid Dec for a 3 month stay.
Once a COVID vaccine is available in the DR will it be available for us?