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With no vaccines yet in Haiti or Cuba, the Caribbean is immunizing at a slow pace


Cuba and Haiti are the only two large countries in the Caribbean region that have not yet begun vaccination against covid. In contrast, the rest of the islands, except Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, have already started the inoculation process at a slow pace.

The status of Puerto Rico as a US commonwealth has facilitated the campaign. The island already has nearly 14 percent of the population vaccinated with special control given to the population over 60 years of age.


Faced with these data and in the Greater Antilles, Haiti presents the worst outlook; Cuba is betting everything on its own vaccine. The Dominican Republic advances slowly but steadily, and Jamaica began an initial vaccination program for health personnel this Wednesday.