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Mon Mar 15, 2021, 11:08 AM

Some vaccine sites demand U.S. gov-issued IDs from eligible Minnesota immigrants seeking shots

This goes against CDC and MN state rules.

https://sahanjournal.com/coronavirus/latino-id-requirement-vaccine-registration-minnesota/

Terecita Ascension walked into a south Minneapolis Cub Foods location Thursday evening for her appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Instead of coming out of the store relieved, however, she came out in tears. An attendant at the pharmacy refused to give her a shot, Ascension said, because Ascension couldn’t provide a U.S. government-issued ID. The clerk also allegedly asked Ascension for her immigration status.

Ascension, who is undocumented and lives in the Minneapolis area, first provided the clerk with her Consular Identification Card, a photo ID that the Mexican government issues to citizens living outside of Mexico.

“The lady said, ‘No, I’m sorry, you need to have a U.S. ID or a state ID,” Ascension told Sahan Journal. Ascension did not get the name of the employee who turned her away.

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Reply Some vaccine sites demand U.S. gov-issued IDs from eligible Minnesota immigrants seeking shots (Original post)
WhiskeyGrinder Mar 2021 OP
The Magistrate Mar 2021 #1
riversedge Mar 2021 #2
Jirel Mar 2021 #3
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2021 #4
lapfog_1 Mar 2021 #5
dflprincess Mar 2021 #6

Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 11:11 AM

1. Someone Needs Her Walking Papers, Ma'am

Government issue or otherwise....

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 11:17 AM

2. ...Asking for specific types of IDs also breaks state guidelines, said Erin McHenry, a spokesperson




https://sahanjournal.com/coronavirus/latino-id-requirement-vaccine-registration-minnesota/
...............Asking for specific types of IDs also breaks state guidelines, said Erin McHenry, a spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Health.

“We want providers to be prioritizing people who are currently eligible, but they are not restricted to only vaccinating Minnesota residents,” McHenry said. “When you get your COVID-19 vaccine, you will be asked to share your full name, date of birth, address, phone number, and gender. This is so the vaccination can be recorded. But you will never be asked about your immigration status when getting the COVID-19 vaccine.”


Latinos in Minneota are getting infected with COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates and being vaccinated against the virus at disproportionately low rates
. Latinos account for 9 percent of all of the state’s positive COVID-19 cases, but just 5 percent of the total state population. Just 1.6 percent of the Minneosota’s vaccinated population are Latino.
Other Latinos in Minnesota describe similar ID barriers

Rudolfo Gutierrez, executive director of St. Paul-based Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment Through Research (HACER), said that he’s heard stories similar to Ascension’s from undocumented Latinos since vaccines became available to people 65 and older.

His office has received around 20 phone calls from people around the state who ran into similar problems....................................

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 11:24 AM

3. Aw HELL no!

This should be illegal. Huge numbers of people have no ID, citizen or not. Public health response can not discriminate based on who has been able to access ID services.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 11:41 AM

4. Maryland requires

A photo Id or drivers licsence to get the covid shot.

We need to remove barriers not create them.

Hogan is a republican I never trusted him to be straight up..
Now this Id thing.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 11:42 AM

5. i don't care what id they have or don't have

for my safety I want everyone to be vaccinated

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 08:51 PM

6. I got my vaccine at a Cub

When I booked my appointment the form said to bring an ID that would show I was in the currently eligible group (65+ or a healthcare worker at the time). I took that to mean my license or, for healthcare workers, an employer ID. Nothing was said about it having to be a 'U.S. or state' government issued ID.

(And then they never asked for my ID - I suppose a look at me was all it took to know I was eligible.)



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