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International, Out-Of-State Students Can Get Vaccinated In Florida

 Camila Gutierrez, 21, FIU junior, left, shares a fist-bump with UF pharmacy student Jason Rodriguez after receiving her vaccination at the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center in Miami, Florida. 
Camila Gutierrez, 21, FIU junior, left, shares a fist-bump with UF pharmacy student Jason Rodriguez after receiving her vaccination at the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center in Miami, Florida.

For some, an impediment is the state requiring people to provide proof of residency to request a vaccination appointment.

Camila Gutiérrez, an international student at Florida International University, got an email this week offering her the COVID-19 vaccine. She immediately signed up.

The native of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, rushed to do so because she hasn’t been able to get immunized against the deadly virus, despite the minimum age restriction dropping to 18 about two weeks ago.

Gutiérrez, 21, said the impediment had been the state requiring people to provide proof of residency to request a vaccination appointment, and the international business and marketing junior, who lives on the FIU campus in west Miami-Dade, can’t easily do that.

Read the entire article at our news partner at The Miami Herald.

— By Jimena Tavel / The Miami Herald