Government vaccination centers in Florida will no longer require documentation for vaccination against the coronavirus.
The measure seeks to make immunization simpler for immigrants and opens the door for those who do not live.
The state of Florida has fewer and fewer restrictions on receiving the COVID 19 vaccine. From the beginning of April, anyone of legal age (or even a parent over the age of 16 or with an in-charge) can be vaccinated without the need to belong to a risk group. Proof of residency in Florida was the limit. From now on, in most vaccination centers, they will no longer need this.
As of Friday, all state or federally controlled vaccination centers (including those located on stadiums or college campuses in South Florida) will no longer ask for residency documents in the state. On the contrary, they will move on to deal with the verbal control system.
When you arrive at one of these vaccination centers, you must complete a form with medical questions and personal information such as name and date of birth. Orally, an official at the Vaccination Center will ask for verification that you live in Florida, but without asking for any kind of document that would prove such a statement. This system is based on trust and goodwill.
The goal is to eliminate complications that have so far made it difficult for the undocumented community in Florida, or even for those working temporarily, to get vaccinated against polio.
These people will be asked if they are Florida residents or if they are here to provide goods or services," Samantha Bequer, a spokeswoman for the state's emergency management division, told the local press.
The move was officially announced in a statement by Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees. With this innovation, vaccine capacity in the state has been officially increased.
Through the same statement, Dr. Rivkees also established that the state encourages government actions and the restoration of face-to-face services. Since vaccines are now available to all Florida residents across the state, government offices should offer their services and services in person.
The mayor of Miami-Dade, Florida's most densely populated county and virus-infected country, has welcomed the move.
This is a success for all who call our society home. On her Twitter account, mayor Daniella Levine Cava said that it is important for every member of our government at every level to remove barriers that separate people from the vaccine.
They may ask for any kind of documentation (not necessarily from Florida) to verify the person's age to prevent polio. The modern and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are licensed to be given to over 18 years of age. One produced by Pfizer can be stored in people over 16 years of age.
The numbers show that minorities have had little access to vaccines since the beginning of the process, especially those who do not have legal documents in the United States. But removing the need to provide proof of residence also opens the way for tourists to be vaccinated.
At the beginning of the immunization process, the so-called health tourism (people who did not live here and only came to be vaccinated) caused a great deal of controversy among the locals. Today, there is little interest in the area where the problem arises locally with widespread access to vaccines.