UT Health RGV Apologizes For Denying COVID-19 Vaccine To Eligible People

UT Health RGV Apologizes For Denying COVID-19 Vaccine To Eligible People

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has apologized for refusing three people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Saturday.

People have been denied a dose for not having the proper documents, even though state guidelines do not require proof of residency.

A message to our campus and to the RGV community: pic.twitter.com/QaebNMFAzL

– UTRGV (@utrgv) February 21, 2021

Abraham Diaz, a San Juan resident, said his father, Jesus Diaz, 60, was one of those people who were referred to UT Health clinic.

At first, Diaz said he was relieved his father was finally going to get his COVID-19 vaccine.

“He didn’t think twice,” Diaz said. “He said he wanted to get the vaccine.”

Diaz said he helped his dad sign up for the vaccine, but after waiting two months and then four hours online on Saturday he got the wrong news.

Jesus was told that the vaccine was only for U.S. citizens and legal residents and because it had no social security clinic staff refused her a vaccine.

His son took to Twitter explaining the situation and the university responded.

After standing in line for more than 4 hours, @utrgv refused my dad the covid vaccine because …

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