Since the coronavirus vaccine arrived in Mexico, the country’s authorities announced that it would be applied first to health personnel who care for the pandemic on the front line. From then on the doses would be administered from the highest to lowest risk groups.
However, in the state of Coahuila, where vaccination has already begun, 29 officials reportedly sneaked in to get vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the newspaper Millennium, The personnel of the 12th Regiment of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) that applied the antidote disclosed that Instead of just administering the 108 vaccines for medical staff, 209 were given.
In the additional group of people would be the head of the Acuña Sanitary Jurisdiction, Guillermo Herrera, who, although a doctor, performs an administrative job and does not see any patients with SARS-CoV-2.
On the other hand, the head of Sanitary Jurisdiction Number 2 was vaccinated who, according to the state Health Secretariat, previously tested positive for COVID-19 and “Continuously supervises and in person medical units in which patients are directly cared for” with the disease.
The Mexican media announced that it also Doses were administered to two systems engineers from the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), who also do not have any type of contact with infected patients.
Both the governor of Coahuila, Miguel Riquelme, and the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) they asked that the vaccination process be respected and they warned that people who do not treat cases directly will not be allowed to be vaccinated.
In the morning conference, the executive asked Mexicans to collaborate with the vaccination plan so that it is carried out with equity and rectitude.
“We are insisting very much that there is no influentialism. That the health workers who are vaccinated are those in COVID hospitals, and that the second group is for older adults starting with the oldest. Wherever they are ”, he stressed.
He assured that citizens are the best vigilantes and pointed out that he will receive the vaccine until he is due for his age.
On December 28, the president issued a message on his social networks where he explained the vaccination scheme. First, he stressed that the vaccine would be universal and free, since it is planned that the entire population receives it.
But this will be applied from the oldest to the youngest groups, once health personnel have been fully immunized against COVID-19.
When the health personnel finish in the application of their first dose, by the second half of January, we start with the elderly, the elderly, we start with the oldest from 100 to 90 years old, if they cannot get out they are vaccinated in their houses
López Obrador also pointed out that Vaccines would be applied under the same dynamics as pension programs, that is, those people who cannot attend the centers will have the opportunity to be vaccinated at home. “A brigade goes and their support is given directly to them. This is what we are going to do, but for vaccination. The same, those who can arrive and need it, are vaccinated, “he stressed.
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Thus began vaccination against COVID-19 in the northern states of Nuevo León and Coahuila