Chile’s Public Health Ministry has announced that from Wednesday (June 1), the ‘Mobility Pass’ will be blocked for people over 18 who do not have the fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if six months have passed since their third dose.
“We are calling for people to catch up (…) we want to take advantage of the month of May to advance with vaccinations so that we have the best possible level of protection for winter,” said Cristóbal Cuadrado, deputy Health minister.
So far, there are about 2.8 million people who could suffer the blocking of the Mobility Pass. Even though it is not mandatory, almost all venues and services, such as cinemas, restaurants, gyms, concert halls and more, require such a document from users.
It should be noted that people who do not have a Mobility Pass can present a negative PCR or antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 taken in the last 24 hours, from a laboratory certified by the Institute of Public Health (ISP), to use it as a replacement for the pass in the activities that call for it.
The only way to avoid the Mobility Pass block is to take the second booster dose, which in recent days has caused a great influx of people in the vaccination sites, so many of these locations have quickly run out of their daily available doses.