Immigrant Perspectives on COVID-19
Immigration status and vaccine access.
Are you an immigrant to the U.S. worried about whether or not you can get the vaccine? If so, we have good news for you. The vaccine is completely free to get, regardless of your immigration status or healthcare coverage.
As the Sikh Coalition writes, “As a reminder, immigration status should not affect an individual’s access to getting vaccinated. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, states are collecting information from individuals receiving the vaccine to “monitor uptake, ensure dose matching and appropriate timing for the second dose, and assess vaccine effectiveness and safety.” Moreover, according to CDC’s vaccine administration data agreement, the use of vaccine administration data will be limited to completing work in furtherance of the public health response to COVID-19 and not for other purposes, including immigration enforcement. The Sikh Coalition will continue to monitor for any news regarding the relationship between citizenship status and vaccinations, and we will provide updates accordingly.”