An equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine must include noncitizens

An equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine must include noncitizens
Migrants headed toward U.S. border (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Presumably he’s using ‘noncitizen’ in accordance with Biden’s new edict — viz., to mean illegal alien — which makes the recommendation preposterous. There aren’t enough doses to accommodate the citizenry of the U.S., let alone people who sneaked across the border.]

On Dec. 14, 2020, with the initiation of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, the nation saw its first glimmer of hope during the pandemic. However, that sense of hope is not necessarily shared by a vital segment of the population: noncitizens. Noncitizens work in high-risk, essential industries but have been overlooked in the pandemic response. To protect both the lives and livelihoods of all people in the United States, it is critical that noncitizens are equitably included in COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

The federal government must ensure that all people living in the United States have equitable and uniform access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Equitable access means that noncitizens receive access to the vaccine on the same terms as U.S. citizens — in the phase for which they qualify, and without cost as a barrier.

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