Vaccines against Covid will arrive next week in Yucatán: Vila

MÉRIDA.- The governor Mauricio Vila Dosal reported this afternoon that vaccines against Covid-19 They will arrive from next Tuesday 12 to Yucatan and other states of the country.

The head of the state executive met with federal officials in his capacity as coordinator of the Health Commission of the National Conference of Governors, to learn about the vaccination strategy for the pandemic.

According to the Federal Ministry of Health, it is estimated that they will arrive in Yucatán between January 12 and 18 10,725 vaccines. These will be applied first to health personnel in the Covid areas, reported Vila Dosal.

More than 27 thousand vaccines for Yucatan

Between January 19 and February 1, 16,575 more vaccines will arrive in the State. This implies that in the first stage, 27,300 workers in the health sector in Yucatán. These data are in accordance with the calendar published by the governor on his social networks.

For Campeche, the federal government will allocate 11,700 doses that will arrive in three shipments between January 12 and February 1. For Quintana Roo, on the same dates, 16,575 vaccines would arrive.

During the meeting via digital platform, the heads of the Interior Ministry (Segob), Olga Sánchez Cordero and Health (SSA), Jorge Alcocer Varela, as well as the president of Conago and the governor of San Luis Potosí, Juan Manuel Carreras López, participated.

Vila Dosal requested that among the health personnel to be vaccinated, workers from private hospitals, the Red Cross and, in the specific case of Yucatán, also policemen and paramedics from the Ministry of Public Security ( SSP). They are the first to treat Coronavirus patients and transfer them to hospitals, he said.

It was also agreed that next Thursday, January 14, a meeting similar to today’s one will be held to evaluate and exchange points of view on the vaccination process in the states.

Over 60, vaccinated between February and April

In the second stage, the first vaccinated will be people aged 60 years and over, a process that is expected to be carried out after february to april of this year. It is estimated to apply doses to more than 14 million people in this range; then, between May and April, those between 50 and 59 years old will be vaccinated, which in the country are more than 12 million Mexicans.

Subsequently, it will continue with people from 40 to 49 years old during May and June of this year. At the national level there are more than 16 million. Finally, from June 2021 to March 2022, the vaccine will be applied to those in the range between 16 and 39 years, which are more than 49 million Mexicans. It should be mentioned that, by rule of the World Health Organization (WHO), children under 15 years of age and pregnant women may not be subject to vaccination.

The head of the SSA, Jorge Varela Alcocer, explained that there is an ultra-freezing cold chain for urban areas and freezing and refrigeration for rural areas. He also recalled that the vaccines authorized so far are those of Pfizer y Aztra Zeneca, while CanSino is in process.

They vaccinate 4,752 people every day

The federal official reported that so far there is an average vaccination of 4,752 people per day and that the second phase will begin in February with the elderly. In the first week, priority will be given to those over 60 years of age who reside in the most distant municipalities; then in week 2 to those who live in cities that are not the capitals and finally in week 3 to those who reside in the state capitals.

Also present at the meeting were the directors of Insabi, Juan Antonio Ferrer, of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo Aburto and of the Institute of Social Security and Services for State Workers (Issste), Luis Antonio Ramírez Pineda.

As we reported, yesterday Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal stated that the federal government had not yet assigned the provision of vaccines for Yucatán.

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