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Vaccination Plan against Covid-19 Ecuador 2020-2021

On May 31st, 2021 the vaccination plan proposed by the new president, Guillermo Lasso, was rolled out.

The vaccination plan initially seeks to reduce mortality and transmission of Covid-19 and thus promote economic stimulation.

The plan intends to vaccinate 9 million people in 100 days, which will require at least 18 million vaccines.

In order to start this process, which the president is calling “Vaccine Diplomacy,” Ecuador is expected to obtain vaccines from different laboratories such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, the Russian Sputnik V and the Chinese Cansino.

What vaccines will be available?

The latest update from the government, as of May 31st, 2021, states that Ecuador has received 3,349,040 doses of vaccines. Most are from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac, followed by Pfizer and finally AstraZeneca, supplied through the Covax initiative.

“Distribution of vaccine doses that Ecuador has received since May 31st, 2021”

Source: Ministry of Public Health. Prepared by EcuaAssist

“Number of vaccine doses that are expected to arrive by June 2021”

Source: Ministry of Public Health. Prepared by EcuaAssist

According to the schedule included in the vaccine plan, 14.7 million additional doses are expected to arrive in Ecuador by the end of the year.

These vaccines come from a donation by the US government, an agreement with Russia for the Sputnik V vaccine, and a range of other pharmaceutical firms in which Ecuador has been in contact with.

Where vaccines will be available:

The vaccination plan has three specific approaches for administering the vaccine:

Vaccination distribution spots:

  • First level health establishments as defined by the Ministry of Health

  • 317 voting precincts around the country (which may increase to 453 precincts with the continued influx of vaccines)

Vaccine mobilization

Mobile vaccination units will target urban and rural zones that are difficult to access and come out to citizens who cannot make it to vaccination centers.

Mass campaigns

Campaigns will be conducted by the Ministry of Health on new outlets, radios, and social media to encourage all to get vaccinated and distribute information about the vaccine.

How does this affect foriegn residents and immigrants?

The government has assured the country that all people living in Ecuador will be eligible to receive the vaccine regardless of nationality or immigration status. The following plans provide specific details for each group.


The Ministry of Health will provide a web link to residents where they can fill out a registration form indicating their place of residence and level of risk. A vaccination center will then be assigned to them. In the event that someone belongs to a priority group, they will be directed to wait for the mobile vaccination units which operate on weekends.

Watch the video tutorial below about how to get registered on the Ecuadorian government vaccination plan.

If you can´t watch the video, please click in this link.


Immigrants and those who have not yet been granted immigration status will be vaccinated in phase 3 of the vaccination plan, with the exception of those that are classified as high risk. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will be in charge of registrations for this group of people.

Vaccination Schedule

Phase 1: May 31st to June 15th, 2021

  • Adults over 65 years old

  • Adults 50 to 64 years old with terminal illness, disabilities, and other serious conditions

  • Health workers

  • People who live or work in areas of high risk infection and transmission

Phase 2: June 15th to July 15th, 2021

  • Adults 50 to 64 years old

  • People 16 to 49 years old with terminal illness, disabilities, and other serious conditions

  • People who work in strategic sectors (News personal, Non-renewable energy, Food, Security, and other)

Phase 3: July 30th to August 30th, 2021

  • People 16 to 49 years old

  • Immigrants and others with temporary residence in Ecuador

Phase 4: September 1st to September 5th, 2021

  • All people missed in previous phases

Source: Ministry of Public Health

Prepared by: EcuaAssist Team

In this link you can watch a series of videos about the new changes to the immigration law in Ecuador and how they can affect you.

Or, you can book a 15 minutes FREE OF CHARGE appointment here!

The EcuaAssist Team


The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.


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