As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues nationwide, many undocumented immigrants are still yet to be vaccinated. Many immigrants still have questions on whether they can get vaccinated or not. The COVID-19 vaccine is a vital part of returning to our lives and recuperating that sense of normalcy everyone across the world wants. Immigrants are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of citizenship status and document status.
According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), undocumented and documented immigrants have the same rights of getting the COVID-19 vaccine in every state. The DHS stated, “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not conduct enforcement operations at or near vaccine distribution sites or clinics.”
Am I eligible to get the vaccine?
Being eligible for the vaccine varies across states, but your citizenship status does not come into play. The easiest way to check your eligibility is to visit your state or county’s COVID-19 help and information website. On these websites, there is a vast range of information about COVID-19, safety procedures, and vaccination eligibility.
Where can I get vaccinated?
Currently, there are a lot of places that provide and safe and cost-free vaccines. Places such as Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, and even Walmart are offering people cost-free appointments. There are sites that provide help with finding a vaccination site near you. Places such as Vaccines.gov provide exact addresses to your nearest vaccination site. For more information, visit your state or county website.