On Saturday, Mexico received a second shipment of 42,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 34,125 of which went to Mexico City, the hardest hit by the coronavirus, and 8,775 to the northern city of Monterrey.
Mexico, December 27 (EFE) .- Mexico this Sunday he resumed his plan of vaccination when giving in a military compound in the capital 3,900 new doses of Pfizer-BioNTech to health personnel from various hospitals of the country that care for COVID-19 patients.
Health workers, both from civilian and military hospitals, were vaccinated in 20 modules located in the Heroico Colegio Militar, in the south of Mexico City, as the Army is in charge of the logistics of transport and care of the vaccine.
In this same place, another 1,200 people are expected to be vaccinated on Monday. Within about a month, all those vaccinated will be called in for the second dose required by the Pfizer vaccine.
On the eve, Mexico received a second shipment of 42,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 34,125 of which went to Mexico City, the hardest hit by the coronavirus, and 8,775 to the northern city from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon).
Those from Mexico City began to be applied this Sunday at the Military College, while those from Monterrey were transferred to the northern state of Coahuila, where on Monday the vaccination campaign will be kicked off in the north of the country.
Mexico became the first Latin American country to supply the Pfizer vaccine last Thursday, a few minutes before Chile and Costa Rica, and nurse María Irene Ramírez, 59, was the first Mexican vaccinated.
That day, the first 3,000 vaccines were applied to medical personnel who care for COVID-19 patients and were distributed at three vaccination points: the General Hospital of Mexico City and military compounds in nearby Querétaro and Toluca.
The opposition has criticized that few vaccines have arrived and some governors have complained that the vaccine has not yet reached their states, to which the federal government responds that it is still an initial phase to “calibrate” logistics of the vaccine.
The Mexican government’s plan is to have received 1.4 million vaccines from Pfizer by the end of January for all its health workers, prioritizing the medical, nursing, scientific and cleaning personnel that work in the 1,000 hospitals in the country that treat covid -19.
Once vaccinated, Mexico wants to immunize the rest of the population between February 2021 and March 2022 for free and gradually, according to age and chronic diseases.
To do this, it has pre-purchased 34.4 million vaccines from the American company Pfizer, as well as 77.4 million from the British AstraZeneca and 35 million from the Chinese CanSino, although these two have not yet been authorized for use in Mexico.