Voting stations to be used for Covid-19 vaccination effort


Staff member
Feb 20, 2019

The Abinader administration’s Health Cabinet plans to use the voting registry and voting stations nationwide as coronavirus vaccination centers. Most of the voting stations are located at public schools that are closed due to the pandemic. The government will use the electoral roll that has 7.5 million people registered and assigned to voting stations.

The government has said it would begin the vaccinations with health care workers and persons with known health risks. Next, those older than 60 years would follow.

By age range, there are 5.44% persons between 60 and 65 years old; 4.18% are between 66 and 70 years old, and 7.32% are over 70 years old.

According to the Cabinet of Health coordinator, Vice President Raquel Peña, the 4,169 polling centers set up by the electoral body could be integrated to the process. The Health Cabinet coordinates the plan with...

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