SAN JUAN – The adjutant general of the National Guard of Puerto Rico (GNPR), José Reyes, said this Monday in a radio interview that they hope to start the first phase of vaccination against Covid-19 in mid-December.
“We are very close to vaccination. The expectation is that we will already begin to receive the vaccines this coming December 12, 13 and begin what is the first phase of vaccination, that we will be involved in the rest of December. Possibly January. And then let’s start phase B, within the first phase, ”Reyes said in an interview on Pegaos en la Mañana on Radio Isla with Julio Rivera Saniel.
“We have divided the first phase into three sub-phases. Phase 1A, all that are the homes of the elderly and people over 65. And what is personnel who work in hospitals, ”explained Reyes.
“Subphase 1B is all the first responders and personnel essential to keep Puerto Rico running,” said the GNPR adjutant general. He indicated that among the essential personnel are truckers, people who work in the food distribution chain, employees of the Electric Power Authority, the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, first responders and all employees that are needed. to “keep Puerto Rico running. We estimate that they are between 400,000 to 500,000 people ”.