The day arrived when only those vaccinated against the coronavirus who present their card, and those not vaccinated with negative PCR tests, will be able to access public and private spaces and board public passenger transportation, at a time when the Dominican Republic has a population of 5,082,077 who have completed their two doses of vaccine and more than one million who are missing the second dose.
One week after the curfew was lifted and with it the restrictions on the mobility of citizens, the vaccination process was expedited and 347,554 doses were applied.
The process accelerated as of October 11 when it was announced that eight days later Resolution 00048 would come into force, which stipulates that the vaccination card would be an indispensable requirement to enter banks, restaurants, shopping malls, entertainment centers, hospitals, clinics, schools and universities.
The young population between 18 and 35 years old was the one that most went to the vaccination centers, such as the one located in the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center in the National District, as confirmed by Dr. Lisbert Perez Ortiz, supervisor of the center.
A count made by Listin Diario shows that from 12,124,572 doses which had been applied up to October 10, before the lifting of the state of emergency, up to yesterday, Sunday, the total number of doses applied was 12,472,126, for a total of 347,554 doses.
The first dose was the most requested
Those who came for their first dose in just one week were 152,010, going from 6,138,558 to 6,290,568. Of these, more than 1,200,000,000 have yet to complete the anticovid vaccination schedule.
Those who completed their second dose were 111,496, going from 4,970,587 to a total of 5,082,077, according to the table published on the VacunateRD website.
By third dose
A group that has not lagged behind is the one that has opted for the third dose or booster against the coronavirus that causes the disease Covid-19, and in one week 84,048 people did so, reaching 1,099,481 at present.
Resolution 00048 establishes in paragraph 3, that “in all cases, persons over 12 years of age must present an identity document and their vaccination card with at least two doses of the vaccine against Covid-19, both in original or in legible physical or digital copy to the corresponding public or private authority”.
The measures encourage
Going to get vaccinated
Last Thursday, the Minister of Public Health, Daniel Rivera, announced a kind of relaxation of the measure, indicating that as from today, those who have a dose with less than one month of validity can enter without problems to public or closed places.
Apart from the card, the use of masks and hand washing are still mandatory and establishments will only be allowed to receive people at 75% of their capacity.
More people vaccinated
On Saturday, 500 people were registered, with a predominance of first doses, followed by second and third doses. In previous days, the doctor said that attendance did not exceed 200 during the whole day.