Vaccination of tourists in the US: which states will apply doses to non-residents

Vaccination of tourists in the US: which states will apply doses to non-residents

Some states have given foreign tourists the option to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the territory (EFE / Joédson Alves / File)

This week The United States managed to vaccinate 2.6 million people, namely, 500 thousand more citizens than the previous week. With this new record, the country has managed to immunize more than 117 million 142 thousand people with at least one dose and 70.692 million with full doses.

Given the great advance of the vaccination plan carried out by the North American country, some states have given the option to foreign tourists, over 16 years old, to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the territory.

Due to the collapse of the health system in several countries, thousands of people have chosen to travel to the United States with the intention of getting a dose. In Texas and Arizona you can access the application of the vaccine without being a resident or having citizenship, either in supermarkets, medical centers, hospitals, schools and pharmacies.

Thousands of people have chosen to travel to the United States with the intention of obtaining a dose (EFE / José Jácome / Archive)

Thousands of people have chosen to travel to the United States with the intention of obtaining a dose (EFE / José Jácome / Archive)

Which states allow vaccination against COVID-19 without being residents?

Arizona It is one of the states that allows non-residents to obtain the dose from March 31 of this year. The Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Cara Christ, assured that anyone over the age of 16 can get the vaccine if they are in the state de Arizona.

Likewise, the governor of Louisiana announced that there are no requirements to receive the dose, so that anyone has the opportunity to receive the dose.

From March 29, any person residing or not in the state of Texas can get the vaccine, without any citizenship or social security number requirement.

Any person residing or not in the state of Texas can receive the vaccine (Photo: File)

Any person residing or not in the state of Texas can receive the vaccine (Photo: File)

According to the Travel Off Path portal, in other states, anyone is vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of residence or immigration status, among them are:

Alabama

California

Colorado

Indiana

Iowa

Michigan

Nevada

New Mexico

Ohio

California del Sur

Tennessee

Virginia, starting April 18

How to get the vaccine?

In some states like Arizona, you must show identification issued by a government institution to prove age, like the passport.

Most states require an appointment to administer the dose; to program it, it is necessary do it from the interior of the country, since the registration will not be obtained if it is done from a VPN abroad.

Another way to register is from digital platforms of supermarkets como Walmart, Costco, CVS y Safeway.

At the time of registration, it is necessary to save the email where you will receive the location, time and date, as well as the type of vaccine to be injected.

 “Vaccine tourism” is an international controversy that causes outrage, since people with a certain purchasing power are privileged (EFE / EPA / CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH)

“Vaccine tourism” is an international controversy that causes outrage, since people with a certain purchasing power are privileged (EFE / EPA / CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH)

You must have a government-issued document, such as a passport, to prove age; the passport does not need to be from the USA.

When scheduling the first appointment, automatically reserves the following, corresponding to the second dose; to receive the vaccine you have to stay 3 to 4 weeks in the countryInstead, a dose of Johnson & Johnson is complete.

However, the so-called “vaccine tourism ”is an international controversy that causes outrage, well people with a certain purchasing power are privileged. In front of them, some states like New York have increased the controls to obtain the vaccine: Only people who live, work or study in the state can get vaccinated.

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