Youths cross border to Uruguay for Covid-19 vaccine: “In Brazil, it would take too long”

On March 30, Abdel Perez, 18 years old, received the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19. He lives in Santana do Livramento, on the border with Uruguay, and went to the neighboring country just to be immunized.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (BBC Brasil) Son of an Uruguayan woman, Abdel is an example of a 'doble chapa', as Brazilians of Uruguayan descent who have dual citizenship are called in the region.

Like him, Brazilians over 18 years old and who have Uruguayan citizenship can be immunized against the new coronavirus in the neighboring country - it is not necessary to be a health professional or be part of any other priority group.

"It was fascinating, a very nice surprise. I didn't expect to be vaccinated so quickly because I was waiting in Brazil, where it would take a . . .

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