The number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mexico rises to 18,529

The number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mexico rose this Tuesday to 18 thousand 529, informed Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Health.

The official noted that until now, the doses against the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been applied for four days: December 24, 27, 28 and 29.

“This first starting element is aimed at calibrating the operation. Calibrate does it mean? Fine-tune, refine and identify any detail that might be convenient for an adjustment,” he said.

This Tuesday they were vaccinated 8 thousand 495 people in three entities: Mexico City (5 thousand 583), Coahuila (thousand 442) and Nuevo León (thousand 470).

In the first phase of the national vaccination program, only health personnel attending the pandemic will be inoculated.

López-Gatell said that next Wednesday the arrival of a new shipment of COVID vaccines from Pfizer from 7,800 doses.

After that reception, the undersecretary indicated that Mexico will receive shipments one week apart as of January 4.

With the new injections, the authorities will be able to expand the inoculation process to the entities that make up the region known as the Megalopolis (Hidalgo, Puebla, Morelos, Querétaro and Tlaxcala, in addition to Mexico City and the State of Mexico).

López-Gatell calculated that with the shipment of vaccines arriving in the country on January 18, the health authorities will be able to expand vaccination to the remaining entities.

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