The governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi announced this afternoon that all residents of the island over 16 years of age will be able to make an appointment starting next Monday, April 12 to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
“I am pleased to announce that, given the sustained increase in the allocation of vaccines to Puerto Rico and the capacity shown by the Department of Health, together with its providers and the National Guard, as of next Monday, April 12, all residents of Puerto Rico Rico who is over 16 years of age who wants to be vaccinated will be able to make his appointment and receive his vaccination, ”said the governor during his status message.
“Every Puerto Rican and Puerto Rican deserves access to health and together we will defeat this virus. At the same time, the reconstruction of our environment is essential to ensure that our people can move forward and for progress to return to our Island ”, he added.
Currently, people between 35 and 49 years old with chronic conditions have the endorsement to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This effort includes workers in the telecommunications and banking industries, as well as those in the transportation, food and pharmacy sectors that have already begun to be inoculated.
The entire population 50 years of age and older is also vaccinated.