• Glenn Wilson
    April 16, 2021
    670 thousand doses of vaccines packaged in Mexico released ...
    Mexico receives packaged vaccines from Sinovac and Pfizer-BioNTech ...
    Celaya: Only 10 vaccination centers will open Friday ...
    First and second dose vaccines continue in Celaya.
    This is what you should know about vaccination against COVID-19 in Celaya. (sp) | English.

    If I got my first shot elsewhere, can I get my second shot in Celaya? No. They say that you will need proof of having received your first dose in Celaya.
    If I am eligible and have not received my first shot, can I get it in Celaya? They say people from Celaya will get priority and they are discouraging people from out-of-town.

    See also: Pfizer 1st and 2nd doses in Celaya begin Thursday. Covid-19 SMA.

    Mexico:"It is planned to immunize all older adults with at least the first dose during this and the following week." But, they don't specifically address the issue of people that missed their first dose in municipalities like SMA. I think they mean all municipalities will have had at least their first dose.

    Are you a private doctor? You can register for your vaccination.
    GTO Official registry of health professionals for Covid-19 vaccination programming ...
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    17,888,350 doses received as of April 15, 2021.
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    Conferencia de Prensa #COVID19​ | 15 de abril de 2021 (17:38).

    Compare: Expected Vaccine Arrivals in Mexico
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    Feb 24 Press Conference (at 17:47).
    GW: The vaccines expected through March and April are more than enough to complete Stage 1 (primarily front line Covid health care workers), Stage 2 (other health care workers and those 60 and over) and Stage 3 (ages 50-59) of Mexico's vaccination plan.
    Update March 16: If the 25.7 AstraZeneca doses expected in March and April get pushed back to May, then there are still enough doses expected through March and April to complete Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Mexico's vaccination plan. Completing Stage 3 would then require some doses expected in May to complete.
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    Waiting for your first or second shot in SMA?
    The normal timeframe for the second Pfizer shot is 3 to 6 weeks from the first which is April 9-30 for those vaccinated on March 19.
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    Shots for 50 somethings are now on the schedule for May and June.
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    On April 6 Mexico published an updated National Vaccination Policy (version 5) with an updated schedule with the start date for 50 something year olds and later stages back one month as compared to the earlier version of the document.

    This does not change the schedule for second shots in SMA for those 60 and over that have already received their first shot.

    "The planning for delivery and distribution, in accordance with the vaccine delivery schedule to the country, will consider the recommendations issued by the groups of scientific experts to comply with the vaccination schedules in the established period and guarantee the efficacy of the vaccines used."

    Second dose administration
    Most vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus use a two-dose application schedule of their vaccine to achieve the maximum reported efficacy against COVID-19.

    At the time of publication of this National Policy, four of the vaccines contemplated for the vaccination strategy in Mexico, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and Sinovac meet this condition, therefore, to the population administered as the first dose. Some of these products have the guarantee of the second dose.
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    The characteristics of each of the vaccines available in Mexico are available in the different technical application guides, available individually for each vaccine at vaccinacovid.gob.mx.

    The planning for delivery and distribution, in accordance with the vaccine delivery schedule to the country, will consider the recommendations issued by the groups of scientific experts to comply with the vaccination schedules in the established period and guarantee the efficacy of the vaccines used.

    Table 3. Summary of the main characteristics of the vaccines available in Mexico *
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    Política nacional rectora de vacunación contra el SARS-CoV-2 para la prevención de la COVID-19 en México. Version 5 April 6, 2021.
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    GTO Vaccination News
    For more information on the Vaccinations in GTO see News Wire Mexico and select the location GTO and category Health or click this link News Wire Mexico: GTO, Health.

    GTO Official registry of health professionals for Covid-19 vaccination programming.
    León Government (spanish pdf file).
    GTO Vaccination Portal lists vaccination sites.
    ~~~~~
    Looking for a vaccine appointment in the US?
    Try Vaccine Spotter: https://www.vaccinespotter.org/
    "A tool to help you track down COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at your state's pharmacies. Rather than searching around on each pharmacy's website, we'll automatically scan the pharmacy websites and show you any available appointments we can find on one page."
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    Total COVID-19 vaccines administered, normalized by population
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    Image captured 6:42 am Apr 14, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per 100 people
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    Image captured 6:42 am Apr 14, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).
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    COVID-19 SMA Vaccine Update Mexico - English April 9, 2021.
    Elizabeth Burleigh, MPH, PhD

    Planned vaccines to cover the whole country: During the March 16, 2021 daily briefing, the government provided updated information regarding expected shipments of vaccines from expected sources as follows (in doses). The total below provides Mexico with the 232.33 million doses needed to cover the entire country.
    • Covaxin – 15.5 million
    • AstraZeneca – 77.4 million
    • Pfizer – 34.4 million
    • CanSino – 35 million
    • Sputnik V – 22 million
    • Sinovac (CoronaVac)– 22 million

    More at COVID-19 SMA Vaccine Update Mexico - English April 9, 2021.

    Selected Recent Vaccination News
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    155. 670 thousand doses of vaccines against COVID-19 packaged in Mexico are released.
    It will close the week with 2 million 473 thousand 575 additional doses.

    In total, 12 million 912 thousand 963 doses have been applied.

    Nine million 645 thousand 656 vaccines have been applied to older adults.

    This afternoon, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris), released 670 thousand doses of CanSino Biologics vaccines, which were packaged at the Drugmex plant in Querétaro, announced the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López- Gatell Ramírez. Updating the situation of the epidemic in Mexico, he said that these doses are in addition to the arrivals of Sinovac Life Sciences Co., Ltd and Pfizer-BioNTech that arrived in the country this morning.

    He announced that this Friday our country expects another arrival of 328 thousand 575 biologicals from Pfizer-BioNTech to close the week with a total of two million 473 thousand 575 vaccines against COVID-19.

    He said that the different shipments of vaccines that our country has received contribute to maintaining a stable rhythm in the application of vaccines with just over 500 thousand daily doses in recent days.

    With a cut-off at 9:00 p.m., on April 14, 505 thousand 338 vaccines were applied in the last count, for a cumulative of 12 million 912 thousand 963 doses. In the execution of the Mexican strategy to respond to the epidemic, the work of the 32 states has been essential, he said.

    Schemes have been completed in two million 954 thousand 683 people aged 60 and over, health professionals from the first and second line of care and teachers from Campeche.

    By population groups, nine million 645 thousand 656 vaccines have been applied in older adults, of which two million 179 thousand have a complete scheme.

    In another vein, he pointed out that, of the total number of people vaccinated in our country, only 0.1 percent have presented Events Supposedly Attributable to Vaccination and Immunization (Esavi), which mostly respond to mild medical occurrences.

    These events are part of the monitoring of the safety of vaccines, which to date show that they are safe and effective.

    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    Mexico receives packaged vaccines from Sinovac and Pfizer-BioNTech against COVID-19.
    Sinovac has delivered 4,500,000 doses; Pfizer-BioNTech, seven million 458 thousand 750.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    154. It is planned to immunize all older adults with at least the first dose during this and the following week.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    153. In the last section of coverage, the vaccination of older adults.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    152. Vaccination will begin in educational personnel in five states of the country.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    151. Vaccines against COVID-19 prevent serious illness and death.
    With a complete scheme, two million 223 thousand 846 people.

    The vaccines applied in Mexico are close to 100 percent effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death, said the general director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía Zegarra.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

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    Private doctors beg to apply stored vaccines to health personnel.
    Gabriela Ramírez Mendoza, president of the León Dental Association, asked the federal authorities to use the COVID vaccines that were left over in León for the medical personnel of Guanajuato and that they also take dentists into account
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    COVID-19 Celaya: Only 10 vaccination centers will open tomorrow Friday.
    Three centers in Celaya will no longer open tomorrow Friday because this afternoon the vaccines against COVID-19 were finished.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Vaccines for people aged 50 to 59 could start to arrive at the end of the month.
    Guanajuato awaits the shipment of doses to advance immunization of people in the state
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Deputy asks to vaccinate teachers and wait for a green light to return to classes.
    Legislator Juan Elías Chávez pointed out that Guanajuato does not have the necessary conditions to return to school
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    COVID-19 vaccination in Mexico: which are the states where the immunization of teachers will begin.
    The single dose vaccine is packaged in the country and Cofepris has guaranteed its quality and efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    87 Guanajuatoans who had been vaccinated are infected with Covid; none had complications.
    Of those 86, 76 had received only the first dose; the rest had their complete vaccination schedule, which reflects that the formula serves to avoid serious pictures
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    Given the lack of response to the anti-Covid vaccination campaign, 17 thousand doses were returned.
    On April 5, the vaccination campaign began in León, with 147,300 doses to be applied to the elderly population, however, not all responded to the call.
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    UK scientists find higher risk of brain clots from COVID-19 compared with vaccines.
    There is a much higher risk of brain blood clots from COVID-19 infection than there is from vaccines against the disease, British researchers said on Thursday, after the rollout of inoculations was disrupted by reports of rare clots.
    Reuters

    WHO says Denmark looking to share AstraZeneca vaccines after halting shots.
    The World Health Organization Europe head, Hans Kluge, said on Thursday that Denmark is examining options for sharing AstraZeneca's vaccines with poorer nations, after itself halting use of the shots over concerns over rare blood clots.
    Reuters
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    Current Stage
    Mexico started Stage 1 (primarily front line Covid health care workers) in December and started Stage 2 (other health care workers and those 60 and over) on February 15. It is expected that both Stage 1 and Stage 2 will be executing simultaneously until Stage 1 completes.

    National Policy Highlights
    The Planned Schedule
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    Specific objectives
    • Vaccinate the people most susceptible to developing complications from COVID-19.
    • Reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths.
    • Facilitate economic reopening and return to normal activities.
    • Vaccinate 70% of the population in Mexico to achieve group immunity.

    Strategy
    The GTAV (grupo técnico asesor para la vacuna -- technical advisory group for the COVID-19 vaccine) recommends carrying out a strategy focused on reducing the number of deaths associated with COVID-19, designed based on the mortality observed in Mexico. ...

    As recommended by the GTAV, age is the first priority axis, since age is the main risk factor for hospitalization and death in our country. (See also: "Vaccinate the 20% of the country that represent 95% of the deaths"). It is seconded by the personal comorbidities of those who are going to receive the vaccine ... the priority axis 1: age of the people, continues to be the main axis, with an emphasis on vaccinating as a priority within each age group those living with comorbidities. ...

    Prioritization of the population to be vaccinated
    Given the supply characteristics of the different vaccines, the vaccination of older adults will have a primary focus on greater territorial vulnerability, so it will start with the population that resides in scattered rural areas and will progressively continue until reach metropolitan areas. In this way, the gap in historical vulnerability established by the lack of access to health, which has had a negative impact on the risk of complications and death that by age they have, but that is exacerbated by the distance health care services. ....

    In entities where the epidemic risk traffic light is maintained in green, an indication that the entity is at the lowest risk epidemic possible at that time, the teaching staff becomes a potential group to be immunized given the importance of returning to face-to-face school activities, thus mitigating the increase in the educational and developmental lag of minors, who due to their age, they present a certain degree of vulnerability, increased by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this will depend on the availability of the vaccine in Mexico, and the rest of the characteristics of priorization.

    Source: Política nacional rectora de vacunación contra el SARS-CoV-2 para la prevención de la COVID-19 en México. Version 5 April 6, 2021.

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds.
    The registration for the vaccination against COVID of older adults (60+ years) has started.
    You'll want to get your name on the list, but it is not "first registered, first vaccinated."

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds.

    What vaccines are approved for use in Mexico?
    • Pfizer
    • AstraZeneca / Oxford
    • Gameleya Sputnik V
    • CanSino (aka 'CanSinoBio' or 'CanSino Biologics')
    • Sinovac
    • Covaxin
    CanSino is a single dose vaccine. The other approved vaccines require two doses.

    How well do various vaccines reduce severe COVID disease & death?
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    Source (updated March 25).
    What you care about is hospitalizations and deaths.Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.

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    Source: How well do various vaccines reduce severe COVID disease & death?


    What you care about is hospitalizations and deaths.Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.


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  • Glenn Wilson
    April 16, 2021
    Latest Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, 4 new cases, 34 confirmed active cases, 2,194 - 5,074 estimated active cases.
    • GTO: 8 new deaths, 115 new cases.
    • MEX: 401 new deaths, 4,189 new cases.

    Confirmed active cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) - deaths.
    SMA Low estimated actual cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) * 10 - deaths.
    SMA High estimated actual cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) * 22 - deaths.

    SMA: 206 deaths, 2,742 confirmed, 31 suspected, 2,502 recovered.
    SMA: 206 deaths, 2,738 confirmed, 35 suspected, 2,502 recovered (previous).
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    SMA New cases, active cases, 7 day moving averages, and estimated active cases: Google Spreadsheet.
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    coronavirus.sanmigueldeallende.gob.mx (<< click for latest). (SMA numbers are also available on the GTO site, next.)

    Understanding Mexico's Covid Statistics. We are in the middle of a pandemic in one of the hardest-hit countries in the world. The confirmed cases represent a small percent of actual infections, so "don't let your guard down."

    Methodology for Calculating Estimated Active Cases of Covid for SMA.

    GTO: 10,720 deaths, 130,567 confirmed, 818 suspected.
    GTO: 10,712 deaths, 130,452 confirmed, 856 suspected (previous).
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    GTO New cases, active cases and 7 day moving averages: Google Spreadsheet.
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    coronavirus.guanajuato.gob.mx (<< click for latest and the full chart of municipalities).

    Mexico Data and Interactive Maps
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    Click here for the current data and interactive maps.

    Worldometer
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    Note that these Worldometer graphs are one day behind the reported data.

    MEX: 2,295,435 cases and 211,213 deaths (click for latest).
    MEX: 2,291,246 cases and 210,812 deaths (previous).
    USA | Canada | World (click for latest).

    Johns Hopkins
    Mexico | World (click for latest).
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    Covid data comparisons ("New" cases, etc) are between the two most recent official reports. Official SMA and GTO data is released in the early afternoon (sometime after 2 pm) and Official Mexico data is released in the evening.
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  • Glenn Wilson
    April 15, 2021
    First and second dose vaccines begin in Celaya.
    This is what you should know about vaccination against COVID-19 in Celaya. (sp) | English.

    If I got my first shot elsewhere, can I get my second shot in Celaya? No. They say that you will need proof of having received your first dose in Celaya.
    If I am eligible and have not received my first shot, can I get it in Celaya? They say people from Celaya will get priority and they are discouraging people from out-of-town.

    See also: Pfizer 1st and 2nd doses in Celaya begin Thursday. Covid-19 SMA.

    Mexico:"It is planned to immunize all older adults with at least the first dose during this and the following week." But, they don't specifically address the issue of people that missed their first dose in municipalities like SMA. I think they mean all municipalities will have had at least their first dose.

    Are you a private doctor? You can register for your vaccination.
    GTO Official registry of health professionals for Covid-19 vaccination programming ...

    Waiting for your first or second shot in SMA?
    The normal timeframe for the second Pfizer shot is 3 to 6 weeks from the first which is April 9-30 for those vaccinated on March 19.
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    Shots for 50 somethings are now on the schedule for May and June.
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    On April 6 Mexico published an updated National Vaccination Policy (version 5) with an updated schedule with the start date for 50 something year olds and later stages back one month as compared to the earlier version of the document.

    This does not change the schedule for second shots in SMA for those 60 and over that have already received their first shot.

    "The planning for delivery and distribution, in accordance with the vaccine delivery schedule to the country, will consider the recommendations issued by the groups of scientific experts to comply with the vaccination schedules in the established period and guarantee the efficacy of the vaccines used."

    Second dose administration
    Most vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus use a two-dose application schedule of their vaccine to achieve the maximum reported efficacy against COVID-19.

    At the time of publication of this National Policy, four of the vaccines contemplated for the vaccination strategy in Mexico, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and Sinovac meet this condition, therefore, to the population administered as the first dose. Some of these products have the guarantee of the second dose.
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    The characteristics of each of the vaccines available in Mexico are available in the different technical application guides, available individually for each vaccine at vaccinacovid.gob.mx.

    The planning for delivery and distribution, in accordance with the vaccine delivery schedule to the country, will consider the recommendations issued by the groups of scientific experts to comply with the vaccination schedules in the established period and guarantee the efficacy of the vaccines used.

    Table 3. Summary of the main characteristics of the vaccines available in Mexico *
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    Política nacional rectora de vacunación contra el SARS-CoV-2 para la prevención de la COVID-19 en México. Version 5 April 6, 2021.
    ~~~~~
    GTO Vaccination News
    For more information on the Vaccinations in GTO see News Wire Mexico and select the location GTO and category Health or click this link News Wire Mexico: GTO, Health.

    GTO Official registry of health professionals for Covid-19 vaccination programming.
    León Government (spanish pdf file).
    GTO Vaccination Portal lists vaccination sites.
    ~~~~~
    Looking for a vaccine appointment in the US?
    Try Vaccine Spotter: https://www.vaccinespotter.org/
    "A tool to help you track down COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at your state's pharmacies. Rather than searching around on each pharmacy's website, we'll automatically scan the pharmacy websites and show you any available appointments we can find on one page."
    ~~~~~
    Over 16 million doses received as of April 10, 2021.
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    Conferencia de Prensa #COVID19​ | 10 de abril de 2021 (25:31).
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    Total COVID-19 vaccines administered, normalized by population
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    Image captured 6:42 am Apr 14, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per 100 people
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    Image captured 6:42 am Apr 14, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).
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    Expected Vaccine Arrivals in Mexico
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    Feb 24 Press Conference (at 17:47).
    GW: The vaccines expected through March and April are more than enough to complete Stage 1 (primarily front line Covid health care workers), Stage 2 (other health care workers and those 60 and over) and Stage 3 (ages 50-59) of Mexico's vaccination plan.
    Update March 16: If the 25.7 AstraZeneca doses expected in March and April get pushed back to May, then there are still enough doses expected through March and April to complete Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Mexico's vaccination plan. Completing Stage 3 would then require some doses expected in May to complete.
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    COVID-19 SMA Vaccine Update Mexico - English April 9, 2021.
    Elizabeth Burleigh, MPH, PhD

    Planned vaccines to cover the whole country: During the March 16, 2021 daily briefing, the government provided updated information regarding expected shipments of vaccines from expected sources as follows (in doses). The total below provides Mexico with the 232.33 million doses needed to cover the entire country.
    • Covaxin – 15.5 million
    • AstraZeneca – 77.4 million
    • Pfizer – 34.4 million
    • CanSino – 35 million
    • Sputnik V – 22 million
    • Sinovac (CoronaVac)– 22 million

    More at COVID-19 SMA Vaccine Update Mexico - English April 9, 2021.

    Selected Recent Vaccination News
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    154. It is planned to immunize all older adults with at least the first dose during this and the following week.
    The Ministry of Health and national and international specialists work to strengthen strategies of care in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    It is expected that during this and next week all older adults in the country have at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Nine million 374 thousand 274 biologicals have been supplied in this sector, of which one million 857 thousand 417 people have completed their scheme, reported the director general of the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control (Cenaprece), Ruy López Ridaura.

    Last weekend vaccines were distributed to cover practically all municipalities, and those that arrive during this week will be distributed to those that are still pending to receive biologicals to vaccinate all older adults before April 20.

    At the head of the press conference of the daily report on COVID-19, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, announced that with a cut-off at 9:00 p.m., this Tuesday, April 13, they applied 553 thousand 926 vaccines, the maximum number of vaccines applied in a single day so far.

    12 million 407 thousand 625 doses have been applied since last December 24, 2020. In health personnel, 913 thousand 313 people have received the vaccine, of which 756 thousand 952 have a complete scheme. ...
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    153. In the last section of coverage, the vaccination of older adults.
    Until the cut-off at 4:00 p.m., 12 million 252 thousand 769 vaccines were applied.

    None of the existing vaccines in the world produce COVID-19, since they are not made with active virus.

    Vaccination against COVID-19 advances in the last section of coverage of older adults; that is, in 17 percent of those who lack to receive the biological, said the undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez.

    During the press conference of the Daily Report on COVID-19, he specified that at the national level, 83 percent of people aged 60 and over have received at least the first dose, which is equivalent to nine million 270 thousand 216. Of these, one million 776,130 have a complete scheme.

    He also stressed that vaccination continues in health personnel from the first line of care for patients with COVID-19 from the public and private sectors who work in any of the 11 job categories: medicine, nursing, direct support, laboratory or hospital, among others. ...

    The strategy also specifies the priority groups in accordance with the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Group on Vaccination (GTAV) of Mexico, which considers starting with the oldest people, to reduce deaths. As 20 percent of the population from oldest to youngest is covered, mortality will be reduced by 80 percent. ...

    Vaccination of education sector personnel is one of the measures that contribute to the safe return to face-to-face classes by reducing the possibility of COVID-19 transmission within the campus. ...
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    152. Vaccination will begin in educational personnel in five states of the country.
    It is expected to immunize 250 thousand health workers who care for COVID patients and who have not yet received the biological one.

    From the last week of April and until June, people from 50 to 59 years old will be vaccinated.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.
    151. Vaccines against COVID-19 prevent serious illness and death.
    With a complete scheme, two million 223 thousand 846 people.

    The vaccines applied in Mexico are close to 100 percent effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death, said the general director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía Zegarra.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    150. Mexico receives the 19th shipment of packaged vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech.
    To date, 31 shipments have been received -45 flights-, which are broken down as follows ...
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.
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    This is what you should know about vaccination against COVID-19 in Celaya.
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    Starting this Thursday, 44,260 first and second dose COVID-19 vaccines will begin to be applied in Celaya
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    They will provide free transfers to the vaccination modules.
    Transporte
    CELAYA, Gto.- (OEM-Informex) .- For the second time, the Emergency Training School of Celaya AC offers free transfers for adults over 70 years of age who want to attend the 10 established vaccination modules within the municipality and that due to some health or economic situation it is difficult for them to reach them.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    "It will be a good day": Marcelo Ebrard announced that this Thursday 487,500 doses of Pfizer and 500 thousand of Sinovac will arrive.
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    The chancellor explained that with the antigens that will reach the country, there will be 17,888,350 doses received since December 23.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    COVID: Are you a private doctor? You can register for your vaccination.
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    On the page of the Secretariat of Health of Guanajuato, the data of private health personnel is captured.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Elderly show similar antibody response to 1st dose of Astra, Pfizer COVID-19 shots: UK study.
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    The first study to directly compare immune reactions between Pfizer’s and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines found strong and broadly similar antibody responses in over-80-year-olds after a first dose of either shot, scientists said on Wednesday.
    Reuters
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    Current Stage
    Mexico started Stage 1 (primarily front line Covid health care workers) in December and started Stage 2 (other health care workers and those 60 and over) on February 15. It is expected that both Stage 1 and Stage 2 will be executing simultaneously until Stage 1 completes.

    National Policy Highlights
    The Planned Schedule
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    Specific objectives
    • Vaccinate the people most susceptible to developing complications from COVID-19.
    • Reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths.
    • Facilitate economic reopening and return to normal activities.
    • Vaccinate 70% of the population in Mexico to achieve group immunity.

    Strategy
    The GTAV (grupo técnico asesor para la vacuna -- technical advisory group for the COVID-19 vaccine) recommends carrying out a strategy focused on reducing the number of deaths associated with COVID-19, designed based on the mortality observed in Mexico. ...

    As recommended by the GTAV, age is the first priority axis, since age is the main risk factor for hospitalization and death in our country. (See also: "Vaccinate the 20% of the country that represent 95% of the deaths"). It is seconded by the personal comorbidities of those who are going to receive the vaccine ... the priority axis 1: age of the people, continues to be the main axis, with an emphasis on vaccinating as a priority within each age group those living with comorbidities. ...

    Prioritization of the population to be vaccinated
    Given the supply characteristics of the different vaccines, the vaccination of older adults will have a primary focus on greater territorial vulnerability, so it will start with the population that resides in scattered rural areas and will progressively continue until reach metropolitan areas. In this way, the gap in historical vulnerability established by the lack of access to health, which has had a negative impact on the risk of complications and death that by age they have, but that is exacerbated by the distance health care services. ....

    In entities where the epidemic risk traffic light is maintained in green, an indication that the entity is at the lowest risk epidemic possible at that time, the teaching staff becomes a potential group to be immunized given the importance of returning to face-to-face school activities, thus mitigating the increase in the educational and developmental lag of minors, who due to their age, they present a certain degree of vulnerability, increased by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this will depend on the availability of the vaccine in Mexico, and the rest of the characteristics of priorization.

    Source: Política nacional rectora de vacunación contra el SARS-CoV-2 para la prevención de la COVID-19 en México. Version 5 April 6, 2021.

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds.
    The registration for the vaccination against COVID of older adults (60+ years) has started.
    You'll want to get your name on the list, but it is not "first registered, first vaccinated."

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds.

    What vaccines are approved for use in Mexico?
    • Pfizer
    • AstraZeneca / Oxford
    • Gameleya Sputnik V
    • CanSino (aka 'CanSinoBio' or 'CanSino Biologics')
    • Sinovac
    • Covaxin
    CanSino is a single dose vaccine. The other approved vaccines require two doses.

    How well do various vaccines reduce severe COVID disease & death?
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    Source (updated March 25).
    What you care about is hospitalizations and deaths.Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.

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    zejj2boxibwkaguv.jpeg
    ni3fk6z6tsz0t2ai.jpeg
    Source: How well do various vaccines reduce severe COVID disease & death?


    What you care about is hospitalizations and deaths.Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.


    Additional Information
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    Questions? Feedback?
    Please leave a comment or email me at .

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  • Glenn Wilson
    April 15, 2021
    Latest Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, 13 new cases, 30 confirmed active cases, 2,154 - 4,986 estimated active cases.
    • GTO: 11 new deaths, 226 new cases.
    • MEX: 518 new deaths, 5,113 new cases.

    Confirmed active cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) - deaths.
    SMA Low estimated actual cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) * 10 - deaths.
    SMA High estimated actual cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) * 22 - deaths.

    SMA: 206 deaths, 2,738 confirmed, 35 suspected, 2,502 recovered.
    SMA: 206 deaths, 2,725 confirmed, 41 suspected, 2,502 recovered (previous).
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    SMA New cases, active cases, 7 day moving averages, and estimated active cases: Google Spreadsheet.
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    coronavirus.sanmigueldeallende.gob.mx (<< click for latest). (SMA numbers are also available on the GTO site, next.)

    Understanding Mexico's Covid Statistics. We are in the middle of a pandemic in one of the hardest-hit countries in the world. The confirmed cases represent a small percent of actual infections, so "don't let your guard down."

    Methodology for Calculating Estimated Active Cases of Covid for SMA.

    GTO: 10,712 deaths, 130,452 confirmed, 856 suspected.
    GTO: 10,701 deaths, 130,226 confirmed, 872 suspected (previous).
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    GTO New cases, active cases and 7 day moving averages: Google Spreadsheet.
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    coronavirus.guanajuato.gob.mx (<< click for latest and the full chart of municipalities).

    Mexico Data and Interactive Maps
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    Click here for the current data and interactive maps.

    Worldometer
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    Note that these Worldometer graphs are one day behind the reported data.

    MEX: 2,291,246 cases and 210,812 deaths (click for latest).
    MEX: 2,286,133 cases and 210,294 deaths (previous).
    USA | Canada | World (click for latest).

    Johns Hopkins
    Mexico | World (click for latest).
    ~~~~~
    Covid data comparisons ("New" cases, etc) are between the two most recent official reports. Official SMA and GTO data is released in the early afternoon (sometime after 2 pm) and Official Mexico data is released in the evening.
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  • Glenn Wilson
    April 14, 2021
    Second Pfizer dose Thursday in Celaya (within the 3-6 week window) for those that received their first dose there ...
    83 percent of people aged 60 and over have received at least the first dose ...
    Vaccination continues in health personnel ...
    Last week of April through June people from 50 to 59 years old will be vaccinated ...
    Vaccination will begin in educational personnel in five states of the country ...

    GTO Official registry of health professionals for Covid-19 vaccination programming ...

    Waiting for your first or second shot in SMA?
    The normal timeframe for the second Pfizer shot is 3 to 6 weeks from the first which is April 9-30 for those vaccinated on March 19.
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    Shots for 50 somethings are now on the schedule for May and June.
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    On April 6 Mexico published an updated National Vaccination Policy (version 5) with an updated schedule with the start date for 50 something year olds and later stages back one month as compared to the earlier version of the document.

    This does not change the schedule for second shots in SMA for those 60 and over that have already received their first shot.

    "The planning for delivery and distribution, in accordance with the vaccine delivery schedule to the country, will consider the recommendations issued by the groups of scientific experts to comply with the vaccination schedules in the established period and guarantee the efficacy of the vaccines used."

    Second dose administration
    Most vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus use a two-dose application schedule of their vaccine to achieve the maximum reported efficacy against COVID-19.

    At the time of publication of this National Policy, four of the vaccines contemplated for the vaccination strategy in Mexico, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and Sinovac meet this condition, therefore, to the population administered as the first dose. Some of these products have the guarantee of the second dose.
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    The characteristics of each of the vaccines available in Mexico are available in the different technical application guides, available individually for each vaccine at vaccinacovid.gob.mx.

    The planning for delivery and distribution, in accordance with the vaccine delivery schedule to the country, will consider the recommendations issued by the groups of scientific experts to comply with the vaccination schedules in the established period and guarantee the efficacy of the vaccines used.

    Table 3. Summary of the main characteristics of the vaccines available in Mexico *
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    Política nacional rectora de vacunación contra el SARS-CoV-2 para la prevención de la COVID-19 en México. Version 5 April 6, 2021.
    ~~~~~
    GTO Vaccination News
    For more information on the Vaccinations in GTO see News Wire Mexico and select the location GTO and category Health or click this link News Wire Mexico: GTO, Health.

    GTO Official registry of health professionals for Covid-19 vaccination programming.
    León Government (spanish pdf file).
    GTO Vaccination Portal lists vaccination sites.
    ~~~~~
    Looking for a vaccine appointment in the US?
    Try Vaccine Spotter: https://www.vaccinespotter.org/
    "A tool to help you track down COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at your state's pharmacies. Rather than searching around on each pharmacy's website, we'll automatically scan the pharmacy websites and show you any available appointments we can find on one page."
    ~~~~~
    Over 16 million doses received as of April 10, 2021.
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    Conferencia de Prensa #COVID19​ | 10 de abril de 2021 (25:31).
    ~~~~
    Total COVID-19 vaccines administered, normalized by population
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    Image captured 6:42 am Apr 14, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per 100 people
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    Image captured 6:42 am Apr 14, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).
    ~~~~
    Expected Vaccine Arrivals in Mexico
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    Feb 24 Press Conference (at 17:47).
    GW: The vaccines expected through March and April are more than enough to complete Stage 1 (primarily front line Covid health care workers), Stage 2 (other health care workers and those 60 and over) and Stage 3 (ages 50-59) of Mexico's vaccination plan.
    Update March 16: If the 25.7 AstraZeneca doses expected in March and April get pushed back to May, then there are still enough doses expected through March and April to complete Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Mexico's vaccination plan. Completing Stage 3 would then require some doses expected in May to complete.
    ~~~~
    COVID-19 SMA Vaccine Update Mexico - English April 9, 2021.
    Elizabeth Burleigh, MPH, PhD

    Planned vaccines to cover the whole country: During the March 16, 2021 daily briefing, the government provided updated information regarding expected shipments of vaccines from expected sources as follows (in doses). The total below provides Mexico with the 232.33 million doses needed to cover the entire country.
    • Covaxin – 15.5 million
    • AstraZeneca – 77.4 million
    • Pfizer – 34.4 million
    • CanSino – 35 million
    • Sputnik V – 22 million
    • Sinovac (CoronaVac)– 22 million

    More at COVID-19 SMA Vaccine Update Mexico - English April 9, 2021.

    Selected Recent Vaccination News
    ~~~~
    153. In the last section of coverage, the vaccination of older adults.
    Until the cut-off at 4:00 p.m., 12 million 252 thousand 769 vaccines were applied.

    None of the existing vaccines in the world produce COVID-19, since they are not made with active virus.

    Vaccination against COVID-19 advances in the last section of coverage of older adults; that is, in 17 percent of those who lack to receive the biological, said the undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez.

    During the press conference of the Daily Report on COVID-19, he specified that at the national level, 83 percent of people aged 60 and over have received at least the first dose, which is equivalent to nine million 270 thousand 216. Of these, one million 776,130 have a complete scheme.

    He also stressed that vaccination continues in health personnel from the first line of care for patients with COVID-19 from the public and private sectors who work in any of the 11 job categories: medicine, nursing, direct support, laboratory or hospital, among others. ...

    The strategy also specifies the priority groups in accordance with the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Group on Vaccination (GTAV) of Mexico, which considers starting with the oldest people, to reduce deaths. As 20 percent of the population from oldest to youngest is covered, mortality will be reduced by 80 percent. ...

    Vaccination of education sector personnel is one of the measures that contribute to the safe return to face-to-face classes by reducing the possibility of COVID-19 transmission within the campus. ...

    The Mexican Patria vaccine could be available in December of this year and if its emergency use is approved, Mexico would contribute to the well-being of other countries that still do not have access to the biological one. ...

    He also clarified that none of the existing vaccines in the world produce COVID-19, since they are not made with the active virus. The different formulas contain fragments or pieces of virus that are incapable of causing disease. The complete virus is required for the condition to develop, which is characterized by cough, headache, sore throat, fatigue, loss of smell, lung damage, or respiratory failure. ...

    He said that the infrastructure of the cold network is being strengthened with the acquisition of freezers and refrigerators, with the support of the states. ...

    Regarding the rare cases of thrombosis that have occurred after the application of the AstraZeneca vaccine, he reiterated that the position of the European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organization refers that the benefit far exceeds the presence of this type of events, so it can continue to be supplied.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    152. Vaccination will begin in educational personnel in five states of the country.
    It is expected to immunize 250 thousand health workers who care for COVID patients and who have not yet received the biological one.

    From the last week of April and until June, people from 50 to 59 years old will be vaccinated.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    151. Vaccines against COVID-19 prevent serious illness and death.
    With a complete scheme, two million 223 thousand 846 people.

    The vaccines applied in Mexico are close to 100 percent effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death, said the general director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía Zegarra.

    With its application, the main objective of vaccination is being fulfilled, which is to avoid serious cases and deaths. If the person does present signs and symptoms, they would be those of a mild flu, such as sneezing, coughing, headache, general malaise or mucus.

    The World Health Organization has stated that a vaccine that is more than 50 percent effective for public health purposes can and should be used.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    150. Mexico receives the 19th shipment of packaged vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech.
    To date, 31 shipments have been received -45 flights-, which are broken down as follows ...
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.
    ~~~~
    Any vaccine is better than not having any: SSG.
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    The director of Public Health of the state indicated that immunization does not give carte blanche to relax the measures
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    13% don’t want a Covid shot; most want to wait and see its effects: poll.
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    A Mitofsky consulting agency survey found that of those inclined to wait on vaccination, almost 20% want to see the effects on others first.
    Mexico News Daily

    They will apply the second dose against Covid-19 on Thursday, in Celaya.
    vacuna
    1,240 doses will be given for those who attend for the first time, and 10,240 vaccines for those who go for the second dose
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Veracruz, Nayarit and Chiapas will vaccinate teachers against COVID-19.
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    Vaccination of just over 530 thousand people will begin, however, it is expected to immunize an estimated 3 million workers in these entities
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    The application of the Pfizer vaccine to adults aged 60 years and over in Irapuato begins.
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    There were those who, since last Monday night at approximately 8:00 p.m., waited in the vicinity of the vaccination centers
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    "We will begin to recruit volunteers": will begin clinical trials of the Mexican vaccine Patria.
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    The general director of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), María Elena Álvarez-Buylla Roces, gave a report on how the development of the Mexican COVID-19 vaccine is going
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    ~~~~
    Current Stage
    Mexico started Stage 1 (primarily front line Covid health care workers) in December and started Stage 2 (other health care workers and those 60 and over) on February 15. It is expected that both Stage 1 and Stage 2 will be executing simultaneously until Stage 1 completes.

    National Policy Highlights
    The Planned Schedule
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    Specific objectives
    • Vaccinate the people most susceptible to developing complications from COVID-19.
    • Reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths.
    • Facilitate economic reopening and return to normal activities.
    • Vaccinate 70% of the population in Mexico to achieve group immunity.

    Strategy
    The GTAV (grupo técnico asesor para la vacuna -- technical advisory group for the COVID-19 vaccine) recommends carrying out a strategy focused on reducing the number of deaths associated with COVID-19, designed based on the mortality observed in Mexico. ...

    As recommended by the GTAV, age is the first priority axis, since age is the main risk factor for hospitalization and death in our country. (See also: "Vaccinate the 20% of the country that represent 95% of the deaths"). It is seconded by the personal comorbidities of those who are going to receive the vaccine ... the priority axis 1: age of the people, continues to be the main axis, with an emphasis on vaccinating as a priority within each age group those living with comorbidities. ...

    Prioritization of the population to be vaccinated
    Given the supply characteristics of the different vaccines, the vaccination of older adults will have a primary focus on greater territorial vulnerability, so it will start with the population that resides in scattered rural areas and will progressively continue until reach metropolitan areas. In this way, the gap in historical vulnerability established by the lack of access to health, which has had a negative impact on the risk of complications and death that by age they have, but that is exacerbated by the distance health care services. ....

    In entities where the epidemic risk traffic light is maintained in green, an indication that the entity is at the lowest risk epidemic possible at that time, the teaching staff becomes a potential group to be immunized given the importance of returning to face-to-face school activities, thus mitigating the increase in the educational and developmental lag of minors, who due to their age, they present a certain degree of vulnerability, increased by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this will depend on the availability of the vaccine in Mexico, and the rest of the characteristics of priorization.

    Source: Política nacional rectora de vacunación contra el SARS-CoV-2 para la prevención de la COVID-19 en México. Version 5 April 6, 2021.

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds.
    The registration for the vaccination against COVID of older adults (60+ years) has started.
    You'll want to get your name on the list, but it is not "first registered, first vaccinated."

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds.

    What vaccines are approved for use in Mexico?
    • Pfizer
    • AstraZeneca / Oxford
    • Gameleya Sputnik V
    • CanSino (aka 'CanSinoBio' or 'CanSino Biologics')
    • Sinovac
    • Covaxin
    CanSino is a single dose vaccine. The other approved vaccines require two doses.

    How well do various vaccines reduce severe COVID disease & death?
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    Source (updated March 25).
    What you care about is hospitalizations and deaths.Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.

    0t0hm7dy3ww6pdyb.jpeg
    zejj2boxibwkaguv.jpeg
    ni3fk6z6tsz0t2ai.jpeg
    Source: How well do various vaccines reduce severe COVID disease & death?


    What you care about is hospitalizations and deaths.Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.


    Additional Information
    ~~~~
    Questions? Feedback?
    Please leave a comment or email me at .

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    We use google translation or other machine translation, sometimes with some manual editing, but there may be some translation errors. How to use Google translations.

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  • Glenn Wilson
    April 14, 2021
    Latest Changes:
    • SMA: 1 new death, 8 new cases, 17 confirmed active cases, 2,024 - 4,700 estimated active cases.
    • GTO: 14 new deaths, 95* new cases.
    • MEX: 592 new deaths, 4,293 new cases.
    * Multiple outlets have reported 135 new cases for GTO, but, using the latest and previous confirmed values, I have 130226 - 130131 = 95. I'm not clear on the source of this discrepancy. Screenshots and links to spreadsheet are below.

    Confirmed active cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) - deaths.
    SMA Low estimated actual cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) * 10 - deaths.
    SMA High estimated actual cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) * 22 - deaths.

    SMA: 206 deaths, 2,725 confirmed, 41 suspected, 2,502 recovered.
    SMA: 205 deaths, 2,717 confirmed, 34 suspected, 2,501 recovered (previous).
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    SMA New cases, active cases, 7 day moving averages, and estimated active cases: Google Spreadsheet.
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    coronavirus.sanmigueldeallende.gob.mx (<< click for latest). (SMA numbers are also available on the GTO site, next.)

    Understanding Mexico's Covid Statistics. We are in the middle of a pandemic in one of the hardest-hit countries in the world. The confirmed cases represent a small percent of actual infections, so "don't let your guard down."

    Methodology for Calculating Estimated Active Cases of Covid for SMA.

    GTO: 10,701 deaths, 130,226 confirmed, 872 suspected.
    GTO: 10,687 deaths, 130,131 confirmed, 725 suspected (previous).
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    GTO New cases, active cases and 7 day moving averages: Google Spreadsheet.
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    Previous:
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    coronavirus.guanajuato.gob.mx (<< click for latest and the full chart of municipalities).

    Mexico Data and Interactive Maps
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    Click here for the current data and interactive maps.

    Worldometer
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    Note that these Worldometer graphs are one day behind the reported data.

    MEX: 2,286,133 cases and 210,294 deaths (click for latest).
    MEX: 2,281,840 cases and 209,702 deaths (previous).
    USA | Canada | World (click for latest).

    Johns Hopkins
    Mexico | World (click for latest).
    ~~~~~
    Covid data comparisons ("New" cases, etc) are between the two most recent official reports. Official SMA and GTO data is released in the early afternoon (sometime after 2 pm) and Official Mexico data is released in the evening.
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  • Glenn Wilson
    April 13, 2021
    Don't trust false information announcing vaccines for those under 60 years of age next week, since there is no date yet ...

    GTO Official registry of health professionals for Covid-19 vaccination programming ...

    The vaccines applied in Mexico are close to 100 percent effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death ...

    Mexico receives the 19th shipment of packaged vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech ...

    Waiting for your first or second shot in SMA?
    The normal timeframe for the second Pfizer shot is 3 to 6 weeks from the first which is April 9-30 for those vaccinated on March 19.
    01zzqvtg269jmsyz.png

    Shots for 50 somethings are now on the schedule for May and June.
    nk1bigfyoulqz1e8.png
    On April 6 Mexico published an updated National Vaccination Policy (version 5) with an updated schedule with the start date for 50 something year olds and later stages back one month as compared to the earlier version of the document.

    This does not change the schedule for second shots in SMA for those 60 and over that have already received their first shot.

    "The planning for delivery and distribution, in accordance with the vaccine delivery schedule to the country, will consider the recommendations issued by the groups of scientific experts to comply with the vaccination schedules in the established period and guarantee the efficacy of the vaccines used."

    Second dose administration
    Most vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus use a two-dose application schedule of their vaccine to achieve the maximum reported efficacy against COVID-19.

    At the time of publication of this National Policy, four of the vaccines contemplated for the vaccination strategy in Mexico, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and Sinovac meet this condition, therefore, to the population administered as the first dose. Some of these products have the guarantee of the second dose.
    01zzqvtg269jmsyz.png
    The characteristics of each of the vaccines available in Mexico are available in the different technical application guides, available individually for each vaccine at vaccinacovid.gob.mx.

    The planning for delivery and distribution, in accordance with the vaccine delivery schedule to the country, will consider the recommendations issued by the groups of scientific experts to comply with the vaccination schedules in the established period and guarantee the efficacy of the vaccines used.

    Table 3. Summary of the main characteristics of the vaccines available in Mexico *
    bp46qau8mec5qoex.png
    Política nacional rectora de vacunación contra el SARS-CoV-2 para la prevención de la COVID-19 en México. Version 5 April 6, 2021.
    ~~~~~
    GTO Vaccination News
    For more information on the Vaccinations in GTO see News Wire Mexico and select the location GTO and category Health or click this link News Wire Mexico: GTO, Health.

    GTO Official registry of health professionals for Covid-19 vaccination programming.
    León Government (spanish pdf file).
    GTO Vaccination Portal lists vaccination sites.
    ~~~~~
    Looking for a vaccine appointment in the US?
    Try Vaccine Spotter: https://www.vaccinespotter.org/
    "A tool to help you track down COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at your state's pharmacies. Rather than searching around on each pharmacy's website, we'll automatically scan the pharmacy websites and show you any available appointments we can find on one page."
    ~~~~~
    Over 16 million doses received as of April 10, 2021.
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    Conferencia de Prensa #COVID19​ | 10 de abril de 2021 (25:31).
    ~~~~
    Total COVID-19 vaccines administered, normalized by population
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    Image captured 5:43 am Apr 11, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per 100 people
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    Image captured 6:03 am Apr 12, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).
    ~~~~
    Expected Vaccine Arrivals in Mexico
    l8ootaoj78wqtqwc.jpg
    Feb 24 Press Conference (at 17:47).
    GW: The vaccines expected through March and April are more than enough to complete Stage 1 (primarily front line Covid health care workers), Stage 2 (other health care workers and those 60 and over) and Stage 3 (ages 50-59) of Mexico's vaccination plan.
    Update March 16: If the 25.7 AstraZeneca doses expected in March and April get pushed back to May, then there are still enough doses expected through March and April to complete Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Mexico's vaccination plan. Completing Stage 3 would then require some doses expected in May to complete.
    ~~~~
    COVID-19 SMA Vaccine Update Mexico - English April 9, 2021.
    Elizabeth Burleigh, MPH, PhD

    Planned vaccines to cover the whole country: During the March 16, 2021 daily briefing, the government provided updated information regarding expected shipments of vaccines from expected sources as follows (in doses). The total below provides Mexico with the 232.33 million doses needed to cover the entire country.
    • Covaxin – 15.5 million
    • AstraZeneca – 77.4 million
    • Pfizer – 34.4 million
    • CanSino – 35 million
    • Sputnik V – 22 million
    • Sinovac (CoronaVac)– 22 million

    More at COVID-19 SMA Vaccine Update Mexico - English April 9, 2021.

    Selected Recent Vaccination News
    ~~~~
    151. Vaccines against COVID-19 prevent serious illness and death.
    With a complete scheme, two million 223 thousand 846 people.

    The vaccines applied in Mexico are close to 100 percent effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death, said the general director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía Zegarra.

    With its application, the main objective of vaccination is being fulfilled, which is to avoid serious cases and deaths. If the person does present signs and symptoms, they would be those of a mild flu, such as sneezing, coughing, headache, general malaise or mucus.

    The World Health Organization has stated that a vaccine that is more than 50 percent effective for public health purposes can and should be used.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    150. Mexico receives the 19th shipment of packaged vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech.
    From December 23, 2020 to April 12 of this year, the country has received 15 million 525 thousand 550 doses. Added to those that were packaged at the Drugmex plant in Querétaro, they make a total of 16,900,850.

    At 4:12 am on Monday, April 12, Mexico received 487,500 doses of packaged vaccines against COVID-19 produced by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer-BioNTech, which allows progress in vaccination throughout the country.

    To date, 31 shipments have been received -45 flights-, which are broken down as follows ...
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    149. Personnel who apply the COVID-19 vaccine, with extensive experience in this work.
    He stated that the AstraZeneca vaccine has been favorable in older adults, so it continues to be applied to the population. Nor is it anticipated to make combinations of vaccines due to the fact that the biologics necessary to complete schedules with doses of the same brand are available.

    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.
    ~~~~
    Why Mexico still has no date to receive vaccines from the Covax initiative.
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    Health authorities assured that the delivery does not depend on any procedure, nor is there anything that can be done to speed up the process
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Mexico asks to accelerate vaccines against Covid-19 via Covax.
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    According to the head of the Treasury, while contagions are falling, it would be advisable to speed up the process
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    COVID Guanajuato vaccines: There is no date to vaccinate adults between 50 and 59 years old.
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    The Guanajuato health secretary made a call not to trust false information announcing vaccines for those under 60 years of age next week, since there is no date yet.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    British variant of COVID-19 not as severe as feared - The Lancet.
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    A highly contagious variant of COVID-19 first identified in Britain does not cause more severe disease in hospitalised patients, according to a new study published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Monday.
    Reuters

    Pandemic is far from over, WHO warns.
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    The world is going through a contrasting situation: while the graphs show a new growth in infections, others considerably lower the figures
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    Autoimmune-disease drugs may reduce vaccine response; antibody treatments ineffective vs Brazil variant.
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    The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
    Reuters

    The COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Dolores Hidalgo, hundreds of people spent the night waiting.
    Dolores Hidalgo CIN Gto. April 12, 2021 Mario Galván On the night of Saturday, April 10, the people of Puerto Rico received the news that on Sunday the 11th, at 10 in the morning, the application of the vaccine of Russian origin would begin, so hundreds of people literally flew away from their houses to go ...
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.

    More vaccines arrive in Guanajuato; they would only be missing in Celaya that would be for laggards.
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    According to the Federal Government's Health Secretariat, Pfizer vaccines against COVID will arrive for 5 municipalities and only the doses for Celaya would be missing, which will be destined for laggards
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Infectologist recommends Chinese vaccines despite less effectiveness.
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    Before the admission of the Chinese health authorities about a low effectiveness of their vaccines, the infectologist, Alejandro Macías said that they are still good because they prevent serious diseases and deaths.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Guanajuato about to immunize all grandparents with at least one dose against COVID.
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    Guanajuato about to immunize all grandparents with at least one dose against COVID
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    Today Pfizer COVID vaccines arrive in these five municipalities.
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    This Monday, Pfizer vaccines against COVID arrive in the municipalities of Irapuato, Moroleón, Pénjamo, Uriangato and Valle de Santiago and the vaccination will begin tomorrow.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    ISSSTE confirms anti-Covid vaccination for teachers in May.
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    Luis Antonio Ramírez mentioned that after vaccinating the elderly in their entirety with the first dose, the vaccination for the teaching profession will immediately begin
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    Why AstraZeneca will continue in the Mexican vaccine scheme despite adverse cases.
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    Recently they revealed a case of thrombosis generated by the dose of said company
    Infobae (sp) | English.
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    Current Stage
    Mexico started Stage 1 (primarily front line Covid health care workers) in December and started Stage 2 (other health care workers and those 60 and over) on February 15. It is expected that both Stage 1 and Stage 2 will be executing simultaneously until Stage 1 completes.

    National Policy Highlights
    The Planned Schedule
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    Specific objectives
    • Vaccinate the people most susceptible to developing complications from COVID-19.
    • Reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths.
    • Facilitate economic reopening and return to normal activities.
    • Vaccinate 70% of the population in Mexico to achieve group immunity.

    Strategy
    The GTAV (grupo técnico asesor para la vacuna -- technical advisory group for the COVID-19 vaccine) recommends carrying out a strategy focused on reducing the number of deaths associated with COVID-19, designed based on the mortality observed in Mexico. ...

    As recommended by the GTAV, age is the first priority axis, since age is the main risk factor for hospitalization and death in our country. (See also: "Vaccinate the 20% of the country that represent 95% of the deaths"). It is seconded by the personal comorbidities of those who are going to receive the vaccine ... the priority axis 1: age of the people, continues to be the main axis, with an emphasis on vaccinating as a priority within each age group those living with comorbidities. ...

    Prioritization of the population to be vaccinated
    Given the supply characteristics of the different vaccines, the vaccination of older adults will have a primary focus on greater territorial vulnerability, so it will start with the population that resides in scattered rural areas and will progressively continue until reach metropolitan areas. In this way, the gap in historical vulnerability established by the lack of access to health, which has had a negative impact on the risk of complications and death that by age they have, but that is exacerbated by the distance health care services. ....

    In entities where the epidemic risk traffic light is maintained in green, an indication that the entity is at the lowest risk epidemic possible at that time, the teaching staff becomes a potential group to be immunized given the importance of returning to face-to-face school activities, thus mitigating the increase in the educational and developmental lag of minors, who due to their age, they present a certain degree of vulnerability, increased by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this will depend on the availability of the vaccine in Mexico, and the rest of the characteristics of priorization.

    Source: Política nacional rectora de vacunación contra el SARS-CoV-2 para la prevención de la COVID-19 en México. Version 5 April 6, 2021.

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds.
    The registration for the vaccination against COVID of older adults (60+ years) has started.
    You'll want to get your name on the list, but it is not "first registered, first vaccinated."

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds.

    What vaccines are approved for use in Mexico?
    • Pfizer
    • AstraZeneca / Oxford
    • Gameleya Sputnik V
    • CanSino (aka 'CanSinoBio' or 'CanSino Biologics')
    • Sinovac
    • Covaxin
    CanSino is a single dose vaccine. The other approved vaccines require two doses.

    How well do various vaccines reduce severe COVID disease & death?
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    Source (updated March 25).
    What you care about is hospitalizations and deaths.Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.

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    Source: How well do various vaccines reduce severe COVID disease & death?


    What you care about is hospitalizations and deaths.Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.


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  • Glenn Wilson
    April 13, 2021
    Latest Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, 1 new case, 11 confirmed active cases, 1,955 - 4,547 estimated active cases.
    • GTO: 9 new deaths, 35 new cases.
    • MEX: 364 new deaths, 1,627 new cases.

    Confirmed active cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) - deaths.
    SMA Low estimated actual cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) * 10 - deaths.
    SMA High estimated actual cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) * 22 - deaths.

    SMA: 205 deaths, 2,717 confirmed, 34 suspected, 2,501 recovered.
    SMA: 205 deaths, 2,716 confirmed, 33 suspected, 2,496 recovered (previous).
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    SMA New cases, active cases, 7 day moving averages, and estimated active cases: Google Spreadsheet.
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    coronavirus.sanmigueldeallende.gob.mx (<< click for latest). (SMA numbers are also available on the GTO site, next.)

    Understanding Mexico's Covid Statistics. We are in the middle of a pandemic in one of the hardest-hit countries in the world. The confirmed cases represent a small percent of actual infections, so "don't let your guard down."

    Methodology for Calculating Estimated Active Cases of Covid for SMA.

    GTO: 10,687 deaths, 130,131 confirmed, 725 suspected.
    GTO: 10,678 deaths, 130,096 confirmed, 829 suspected (previous).
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    GTO New cases, active cases and 7 day moving averages: Google Spreadsheet.
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    coronavirus.guanajuato.gob.mx (<< click for latest and the full chart of municipalities).

    Mexico Data and Interactive Maps
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    Click here for the current data and interactive maps.

    Worldometer
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    Note that these Worldometer graphs are one day behind the reported data.

    MEX: 2,281,840 cases and 209,702 deaths (click for latest).
    MEX: 2,280,213 cases and 209,338 deaths (previous).
    USA | Canada | World (click for latest).

    Johns Hopkins
    Mexico | World (click for latest).
    ~~~~~
    Covid data comparisons ("New" cases, etc) are between the two most recent official reports. Official SMA and GTO data is released in the early afternoon (sometime after 2 pm) and Official Mexico data is released in the evening.
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  • Glenn Wilson
    April 12, 2021
    Waiting for your first or second shot in SMA?
    The normal timeframe for the second Pfizer shot is 3 to 6 weeks from the first which is April 9-30 for those vaccinated on March 19.
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    Shots for 50 somethings are now on the schedule for May and June.
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    On April 6 Mexico published an updated National Vaccination Policy (version 5) with an updated schedule with the start date for 50 something year olds and later stages back one month as compared to the earlier version of the document.

    This does not change the schedule for second shots in SMA for those 60 and over that have already received their first shot.

    "The planning for delivery and distribution, in accordance with the vaccine delivery schedule to the country, will consider the recommendations issued by the groups of scientific experts to comply with the vaccination schedules in the established period and guarantee the efficacy of the vaccines used."

    Second dose administration
    Most vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus use a two-dose application schedule of their vaccine to achieve the maximum reported efficacy against COVID-19.

    At the time of publication of this National Policy, four of the vaccines contemplated for the vaccination strategy in Mexico, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and Sinovac meet this condition, therefore, to the population administered as the first dose. Some of these products have the guarantee of the second dose.
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    The characteristics of each of the vaccines available in Mexico are available in the different technical application guides, available individually for each vaccine at vaccinacovid.gob.mx.

    The planning for delivery and distribution, in accordance with the vaccine delivery schedule to the country, will consider the recommendations issued by the groups of scientific experts to comply with the vaccination schedules in the established period and guarantee the efficacy of the vaccines used.

    Table 3. Summary of the main characteristics of the vaccines available in Mexico *
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    Política nacional rectora de vacunación contra el SARS-CoV-2 para la prevención de la COVID-19 en México. Version 5 April 6, 2021.
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    GTO Vaccination News
    For more information on the Vaccinations in GTO see News Wire Mexico and select the location GTO and category Health or click this link News Wire Mexico: GTO, Health.

    GTO Official registry of health professionals for Covid-19 vaccination programming.
    León Government (spanish pdf file).
    GTO Vaccination Portal lists vaccination sites.
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    Looking for a vaccine appointment in the US?
    Try Vaccine Spotter: https://www.vaccinespotter.org/
    "A tool to help you track down COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at your state's pharmacies. Rather than searching around on each pharmacy's website, we'll automatically scan the pharmacy websites and show you any available appointments we can find on one page."
    ~~~~~
    Over 16 million doses received as of April 10, 2021.
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    Conferencia de Prensa #COVID19​ | 10 de abril de 2021 (25:31).
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    Total COVID-19 vaccines administered, normalized by population
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    Image captured 5:43 am Apr 11, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per 100 people
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    Image captured 6:03 am Apr 12, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).
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    Expected Vaccine Arrivals in Mexico
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    Feb 24 Press Conference (at 17:47).
    GW: The vaccines expected through March and April are more than enough to complete Stage 1 (primarily front line Covid health care workers), Stage 2 (other health care workers and those 60 and over) and Stage 3 (ages 50-59) of Mexico's vaccination plan.
    Update March 16: If the 25.7 AstraZeneca doses expected in March and April get pushed back to May, then there are still enough doses expected through March and April to complete Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Mexico's vaccination plan. Completing Stage 3 would then require some doses expected in May to complete.
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    COVID-19 SMA Vaccine Update Mexico - English April 9, 2021.
    Elizabeth Burleigh, MPH, PhD

    Planned vaccines to cover the whole country: During the March 16, 2021 daily briefing, the government provided updated information regarding expected shipments of vaccines from expected sources as follows (in doses). The total below provides Mexico with the 232.33 million doses needed to cover the entire country.
    • Covaxin – 15.5 million
    • AstraZeneca – 77.4 million
    • Pfizer – 34.4 million
    • CanSino – 35 million
    • Sputnik V – 22 million
    • Sinovac (CoronaVac)– 22 million

    More at COVID-19 SMA Vaccine Update Mexico - English April 9, 2021.

    Selected Recent Vaccination News
    149. Personnel who apply the COVID-19 vaccine, with extensive experience in this work.
    11 million 395 thousand 137 doses applied throughout the country.

    There is availability greater than 80% in general beds and with a ventilator.

    The vaccination strategy against COVID-19 in Mexico is supported by an entire health team with extensive experience in immunization that for years has carried out this task to eradicate or control diseases that cause death. That knowledge is reflected in the advancement of immunization against COVID-19, said Gabriela Nucamendi Cervantes, director of Epidemiological Surveillance of Non-communicable Diseases of the Ministry of Health.

    At the head of the press conference to update the Report on COVID-19, he announced that a total of 11 million 395 thousand 137 doses have been applied. In the group of older adults, 8 million 740 thousand 048 have received the vaccine, of which one million 296 thousand 615 have completed their scheme. Likewise, 910 thousand health workers have been immunized, of which 755 thousand 579 have both biologicals.

    Up to this day, 14,811 events supposedly attributable to vaccination and immunization have been registered (Esavi). Of that total, only 168 have been serious, a figure that represents a prevalence of one case per 100,000 vaccinated people.

    One of the strengths of the Health sector in Mexico, in addition to the vaccination strategy, he said, is the national registry to identify whether after the inoculation process people have mild or serious adverse effects.

    This registry is nourished by the information reported by the 32 states. They are mandatory notifications that are obtained immediately as the event is presented for further study.

    Therefore, in each of the vaccination posts, after the application of the biological, people have to wait between 20 and 40 minutes to be observed.

    Based on the notifications that are had in other countries, the Esavi that have been presented in Mexico are within the acceptable to minimum range. In this context, he called on older adults to go to be vaccinated when appropriate to prevent serious cases of COVID-19.

    He stated that the AstraZeneca vaccine has been favorable in older adults, so it continues to be applied to the population. Nor is it anticipated to make combinations of vaccines due to the fact that the biologics necessary to complete schedules with doses of the same brand are available.

    When referring to research protocols for some treatment, he assured that people cannot be forced to participate or include them without their informed consent. These projects must be carried out with quality standards and with due review and approval by the research, ethics and safety committees of the institution where it will be implemented.

    According to the Daily Technical Communiqué, to this day, 28,072 people who have presented signs and symptoms in the last two weeks keep the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus active, which represents only one percent of the epidemic to Nacional level.

    In Mexico, an estimated 1 million 809 thousand 921 people have recovered from the disease and there is availability of 84 percent in general beds and 81 percent in beds with mechanical respirators.The Daily Technical Communiqué can be consulted at www.coronavirus.gob.mx.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.
    ~~~~
    Current Stage
    Mexico started Stage 1 (primarily front line Covid health care workers) in December and started Stage 2 (other health care workers and those 60 and over) on February 15. It is expected that both Stage 1 and Stage 2 will be executing simultaneously until Stage 1 completes.

    National Policy Highlights
    The Planned Schedule
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    Specific objectives
    • Vaccinate the people most susceptible to developing complications from COVID-19.
    • Reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths.
    • Facilitate economic reopening and return to normal activities.
    • Vaccinate 70% of the population in Mexico to achieve group immunity.

    Strategy
    The GTAV (grupo técnico asesor para la vacuna -- technical advisory group for the COVID-19 vaccine) recommends carrying out a strategy focused on reducing the number of deaths associated with COVID-19, designed based on the mortality observed in Mexico. ...

    As recommended by the GTAV, age is the first priority axis, since age is the main risk factor for hospitalization and death in our country. (See also: "Vaccinate the 20% of the country that represent 95% of the deaths"). It is seconded by the personal comorbidities of those who are going to receive the vaccine ... the priority axis 1: age of the people, continues to be the main axis, with an emphasis on vaccinating as a priority within each age group those living with comorbidities. ...

    Prioritization of the population to be vaccinated
    Given the supply characteristics of the different vaccines, the vaccination of older adults will have a primary focus on greater territorial vulnerability, so it will start with the population that resides in scattered rural areas and will progressively continue until reach metropolitan areas. In this way, the gap in historical vulnerability established by the lack of access to health, which has had a negative impact on the risk of complications and death that by age they have, but that is exacerbated by the distance health care services. ....

    In entities where the epidemic risk traffic light is maintained in green, an indication that the entity is at the lowest risk epidemic possible at that time, the teaching staff becomes a potential group to be immunized given the importance of returning to face-to-face school activities, thus mitigating the increase in the educational and developmental lag of minors, who due to their age, they present a certain degree of vulnerability, increased by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this will depend on the availability of the vaccine in Mexico, and the rest of the characteristics of priorization.

    Source: Política nacional rectora de vacunación contra el SARS-CoV-2 para la prevención de la COVID-19 en México. Version 5 April 6, 2021.

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds.
    The registration for the vaccination against COVID of older adults (60+ years) has started.
    You'll want to get your name on the list, but it is not "first registered, first vaccinated."

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds.

    What vaccines are approved for use in Mexico?
    • Pfizer
    • AstraZeneca / Oxford
    • Gameleya Sputnik V
    • CanSino (aka 'CanSinoBio' or 'CanSino Biologics')
    • Sinovac
    • Covaxin
    CanSino is a single dose vaccine. The other approved vaccines require two doses.

    How well do various vaccines reduce severe COVID disease & death?
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    Source (updated March 25).
    What you care about is hospitalizations and deaths.Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.

    0t0hm7dy3ww6pdyb.jpeg
    zejj2boxibwkaguv.jpeg
    ni3fk6z6tsz0t2ai.jpeg
    Source: How well do various vaccines reduce severe COVID disease & death?


    What you care about is hospitalizations and deaths.Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.


    Additional Information
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    Questions? Feedback?
    Please leave a comment or email me at .

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  • Glenn Wilson
    April 12, 2021
    Latest Changes:
    • SMA: 1 new death, no new cases, 15 confirmed active cases, 1,995 - 4,635 estimated active cases.
    • GTO: 13 new deaths, 42 new cases.
    • MEX: 126 new deaths, 1,793 new cases.

    Confirmed active cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) - deaths.
    SMA Low estimated actual cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) * 10 - deaths.
    SMA High estimated actual cases = (confirmed cases - recovered) * 22 - deaths.

    SMA: 205 deaths, 2,716 confirmed, 33 suspected, 2,496 recovered.
    SMA: 204 deaths, 2,716 confirmed, 36 suspected, 2,492 recovered (previous).
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    SMA New cases, active cases, 7 day moving averages, and estimated active cases: Google Spreadsheet.
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    coronavirus.sanmigueldeallende.gob.mx (<< click for latest). (SMA numbers are also available on the GTO site, next.)

    Understanding Mexico's Covid Statistics. We are in the middle of a pandemic in one of the hardest-hit countries in the world. The confirmed cases represent a small percent of actual infections, so "don't let your guard down."

    Methodology for Calculating Estimated Active Cases of Covid for SMA.

    GTO: 10,678 deaths, 130,096 confirmed, 829 suspected.
    GTO: 10,665 deaths, 130,054 confirmed, 857 suspected (previous).
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    GTO New cases, active cases and 7 day moving averages: Google Spreadsheet.
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    coronavirus.guanajuato.gob.mx (<< click for latest and the full chart of municipalities).

    Mexico Data and Interactive Maps
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    Click here for the current data and interactive maps.

    Worldometer
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    Note that these Worldometer graphs are one day behind the reported data.

    MEX: 2,280,213 cases and 209,338 deaths (click for latest).
    MEX: 2,278,420 cases and 209,212* deaths (previous).
    USA | Canada | World (click for latest).

    * Mexico reports 2,192 new coronavirus deaths after data review.

    Johns Hopkins
    Mexico | World (click for latest).
    ~~~~~
    Covid data comparisons ("New" cases, etc) are between the two most recent official reports. Official SMA and GTO data is released in the early afternoon (sometime after 2 pm) and Official Mexico data is released in the evening.
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