Skip to Content

Venezuelans crossing into Colombia for coronavirus vaccines


Associated Press

VILLA DEL ROSARIO, Colombia. (AP) — Hundreds of Venezuelans have been traveling to Colombia recently for coronavirus shots, as Venezuela struggles to get enough doses for its people. These trips replicate previous efforts by Venezuelans to seek medical care abroad as their country’s health care system crumbled amid years of medicine shortages, economic recession and mismanagement of public hospitals. But travel restrictions associated with the pandemic have made it more challenging for Venezuelans to get vaccines in neighboring Colombia. Colombian border states provided thousands of Venezuelan children with vaccines against tetanus, diphtheria and hepatitis for free before the pandemic, but they only started to provide coronavirus shots to Venezuelan travelers in October.  

Article Topic Follows: AP National News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

The Associated Press


News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content