Immunization plan

Here you can find information about the ?immunization plan ️ being implemented by the government of Ecuador. ✅

Who can be vaccinated in the first phase? and how can I participate in this phase?

Since May 24, 2021, the 9/100 immunization plan began. Consider that:

  • Vaccination shall be available per ?age group -i.e., from older to younger individuals- and by risk, diseases, preexisting conditions, and high-risk jobs.
  • People will no longer have to “book” their vaccination appointments.
  • The dates on which each age-group can be vaccinated will be communicated through official sources, digital platforms of the Ministerio de Salud Pública (Ministry of Public Health), and media weeks in advance. You can check the dates here: Schedule.


Can people who only have an ID card or identity document from their country of origin get vaccinated?

UNHCR is working together with the national government to ensure that individuals without an Ecuadorian ID card can access the registration process for vaccination. Stay informed through official channels.

Which institutions are authorized to vaccinate people?

Until May 2021, the ONLY institutions authorized to vaccinate people are the Ministerio de Salud Pública (Ministry of Public Health) and the Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social (Ecuadorian Social Security Institute). No other institution is authorized to sell vaccines or vaccinate people.

Does the vaccine have a cost?

No, vaccines are free and are only being applied through the Ministerio de Salud Pública (Ministry of Public Health) and the Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social (Ecuadorian Social Security Institute). Be wary of people who offer to sell you a vaccine, so you can avoid setting your health at risk.

What vaccines are being administered in Ecuador?

Ecuador only authorizes the use of vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) or High Surveillance Regional Reference Centers qualified by WHO, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and comply with Ecuador’s health regulations.

The COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the National Agency for Health Regulation, Control and Surveillance ARCSA in Ecuador are:

Name of the vaccine  Manufacturer Country
BNT162b2 Pfizer / BioNTech US
AZD1222 AstraZeneca / Oxford United Kingdom
CoronaVAC Sinovac China


Will a COVID-19 vaccination certificate be required for travel?

At the moment, a certificate of this type has not been defined for travel. It is hoped that the different States and especially the Ecuadorian State within the framework of its Constitution will be able to guarantee the right to migrate (Art. 37) and the right to asylum and refuge (Art. 41).

However, it is important to note that in some countries the vaccination certificate for travelling and other state procedures are being applied.