Dominican Republic, Feb. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On February 15, Dominican Republic received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines and began its immediate roll out with the launch of the “Vacúnate RD” or “DR Get Vaccinated” campaign. The vaccination plan has been divided into three phases and aims to vaccinate the country’s 7.8 million adults by the end of 2021. The application of the first COVID-19 vaccine in Dominican territory marks the beginning of immunization against the pandemic and a step forward towards the country’s recovery.
“Vaccination against the coronavirus in the Dominican Republic will have an immediate positive effect on the tourism industry. As vaccination advances, we will see a drastic decrease in infections and hospitalizations, which will gradually ease restrictions on tourist activity, contributing to the strengthening of our economy,” said the Dominican Minister of Tourism, David Collado. Furthermore, as we achieve the so-called collective immunity and continue to offer guarantees to those who visit us, we will strengthen international visitors’ confidence and consolidate our position as the safest destination in the Caribbean,” said Collado.