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“We cannot lower our guard”: the second day of vaccination against Covid-19 began in Mexico

This Sunday the second day of vaccination against Covid-19 began in Mexico City. Saturday The second batch of Pfizer covid-19 vaccines arrived at the international airports of the Mexican capital and Monterrey.

Miriam Veras Godoy, General Director of the National Center for Childhood and Adolescent Health, was in charge of announcing this second day and pointed out that we still cannot lower our guard against the pandemic.

“We have to keep taking care of ourselves. We cannot lower our guard “, he asserted.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)
(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)

The Health official said that the goal is to apply the vaccine to the entire Mexican population by the end of 2021.

“We hope to achieve the goal By the end of the coming year, we are going to vaccinate the Mexican population. Until now, the vaccine is applied to the population aged 16 years and over ”, andxpresó.

The vaccination will continue in the state of Coahuila next Monday, he explained.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)
(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)

This Saturday the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, after meeting with Claudia Sheinbaum, head of government in the country’s capital, and members of Federal Health, López Obrador advanced one day the application of vaccines to health personnel that will be in Mexico City and Coahuila.

The second day of application to those in the first line of care against the pandemic was scheduled for this Monday, December 28, but the president informed that the vaccination will be this Sunday 27.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)
(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)

On the first day of vaccination, 2,924 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were applied in Mexico City, Toluca and Querétaro, according to the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell.

In a Twitter post, López Obrador reported that the possibility of expanding beds, equipment and more health personnel to attend the emergency in Mexico City was also evaluated, which is at a red traffic light with maximum risk of contagion.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)
(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)

“We we met with the head of government and members of the federal health sector. We evaluate the plan expansion of beds, equipment and doctors for the city and other entities, as well as the second delivery of vaccines and application starting tomorrow to the medical personnel who treat COVID”Was the brief message from the president.

Mexico received this Saturday a second batch with 42,900 doses of vaccines against covid-19 developed by the pharmaceutical duo Pfizer / BioNTech, according to television images broadcast from the airport in the Mexican capital.

The shipment arrived at 14:45 GMT on a plane from Belgium that was expected on the runway by officials of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), of the Mexican Foreign Ministry and the Navy.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)
(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)

Of the total of biologicals, 34,125 doses will reach the Mexican capital, and 8,775 doses will go to the city of Monterrey (Nuevo León, north) to be applied next Monday in one second inoculation cycle to medical personnel, reported the Ministry of Health.

“Today we continue aun milestone in public health ”, Miriam Veras, general director of the National Center for Childhood and Adolescence Health, told the press.

A first batch of 3,000 doses of the vaccine developed by the US and German firms arrived in Mexico last Wednesday and a day later his immunization campaign began.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)
(Photo: Courtesy of the Presidency)

Mexico thus took the lead in vaccinating its health personnel together with Chile and Costa Rica, which on Thursday also began their inoculation plan with the same vaccine.

Together with the biologicals from this second shipment, they add up to 45,900 doses of the 34.4 million that pharmaceutical companies promised to deliver until the second half of 2021 in agreements with the Mexican government.

The first phase of vaccinationn will focus on the medical staff in charge of fighting COVID-19, which has left 2,330 health workers dead, including doctors, nurses, orderlies and cleaning employees.

In three weeks the second dose will be applied, as required by the Pfizer / BioNTech treatment.

A doctor today receives the vaccine against covid-19 at the General Hospital of Mexico, in Mexico City (Mexico).  EFE / Sáshenka Gutiérrez
A doctor today receives the vaccine against covid-19 at the General Hospital of Mexico, in Mexico City (Mexico). EFE / Sáshenka Gutiérrez

“It is strategic to protect those who have protected us and continue to protect us throughout this year,” said Zoé Robledo, director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS). during the reception of vaccines.

As of February 2021 and until 2022, the general population will be served according to their age and level of risk.

The pandemic leaves 121,837 deaths and 1,372,243 infections in Mexico, of 129 million inhabitants, according to official figures released on Friday.

The Latin American country has signed agreements for 1,659 million dollars with different laboratories to buy up to 200 million doses that will allow immunization, free of charge, up to 116 million Mexicans between 2020 and 2021, according to the Ministry of Finance.

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