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Procedure to register – coronavirus vaccination foreigners with cedula

El Universo (Guayaquil newspaper) on Friday June 11th had an article about how foreigners who have a cedula should register for coronavirus vaccinations. I am only passing along this information, I can’t promise that it will work or that the information is correct. The link to the article is:

https://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/ecuador/extranjeros-que-tienen-cedula-en-ecuador-deberan-registrarse-para-acceder-a-la-vacuna-contra-el-coronavirus-nota/

Additionally, beginning Tuesday, June 15th, through July 15th, the government is opening up vaccinations to everyone age 50 and over, or persons ages 16-49 with chronic or serious conditions that make them highly vulnerable to serious complications from coronavirus. From July 15th to August 30th vaccinations will be open to everyone over age 16.

The health conditions for people age 16-49 include morbid obesity, chronic cardiovascular illness, moderate or severe chronic respiratory illness, diabetes type 1 or 2, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, HIV, immunosuppressed individuals, blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia or thalassamia, organ transplant recipients, chronic neurologic illnesses, Down’s syndrome, cancer patients, active tuberculosis or people with 50% or more disability.

I have read that persons with the above conditions should bring an updated medical certificate from their doctor that describes their illness along with their cedula to obtain a vaccination.

These are the steps for foreigners with a cedula to register:

1. Consult the website https://lugarvacunacion.cne.gob.ec/. If you are not registered you will see a message to register your information.

2. If you need to register, go to https://registrovacunacion.cne.gob.ec/ and enter your cedula number.

3. The system will ask you for personal data such as email address, province, canton, neighborhood in which you live and up to two phone numbers. With this step your registration is complete.

Supposedly, upon registering you will receive an email with the location of your vaccination site, and the date will be sent to you later. Not everyone has received this confirmation email, however (I have not, and I checked my Spam folder too).

If you do not receive an email with the location and date of your vaccination, you can consult the weekly calendar issued each Wednesday by the Ministry of Health at:

https://www.salud.gob.ec/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/descarga-el-cronograma-de-vacunacion-14-al-20-de-junio-y-preguntas-ciudadanas-n-p.pdf

[The calendar that I am seeing does not list the locations for vaccinations, however]

The other option for foreigners who meet the age criteria is to go on a Saturday or Sunday to any of the vaccination centers to receive the first shot. You will be given instructions when and where to return for the second shot.

Supposedly there are teams who will visit people in their home to vaccinate them if they are unable to leave their home due to mobility issues, but the web site does not give information as to how to request a home visit for vaccination.

When I went to the CNE website and entered my data, I got a response that said “Informacion” and that was it. It wasn’t clear to me that that meant everything was in the system, but that’s what I took it to mean.

The calendar for Monday June 14 – Sunday June 20 lists days for people age 64 to age 62 (they appear to be going in reverse chronological order, which makes sense) with the day varying depending upon the last digit of your cedula.

Ann Fourt: annfourt@gmail.com 098 995 7953. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

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