• Glenn Wilson
    In two days, 189,070 doses applied against COVID-19 to older adults ...

    After almost a month of interruption in supply, 486,525 Pfizer vaccines arrived in Mexico ...

    Mexico says local laboratory is almost ready to package AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19. ...

    See Selected Recent Vaccination News below for more.
    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

    Specific objectives
    Immunize at least 70% of the population in Mexico to achieve herd immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
    • 100% of the health personnel who work in the care of COVID-19.
    • 95% of the population from the age of 16.

    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 with which the number of people killed by COVID-19 in Mexico will be reduced. (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
    Vaccination of older adults will have a primary focus on greater territorial vulnerability, so it will start with the population residing in dispersed rural areas and will progressively continue until reaching metropolitan areas. ...

    In entities where the epidemic risk traffic light remains green, an indication that the entity is at the lowest possible epidemic risk at that time, the teaching staff becomes a priority group to be immunized given the importance of returning to school activities face-to-face, thus mitigating the risk of educational and development lag for minors. ...

    Stage 2: February 2021 - April 2021
    (In Stage 2) ... more than 10 thousand vaccination points are considered in the 32 states of the country. Brigades of 12 members will be integrated, which include 30 thousand servants of the nation assigned to the Ministry of Welfare, in addition to the personnel of the various institutions of the health sector, Sedena, Navy and voluntary personnel (if required).

    It will begin by immunizing three million older adults residing in rural areas and gradually continue to small and medium-sized cities until reaching metropolitan areas and completing the goal for this stage.

    Source: National policy for vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 for the prevention of COVID-19 in Mexico. Guiding document. Published January 12, 2021. PolVx_COVID_-11Ene2021.pdf (sp).

    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."

    Feb 12: There are reports of people being called to check if they want the vaccine and are able to travel to where the vaccines will be administered. No appointments set yet, but instruction that they will call back within the week with date and location details.Covid-19 SMA

    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
    CanSino is a single dose vaccine. The other approved vaccines require two doses.

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

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

    Daily COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per 100 people
    Image captured Feb 17, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Total COVID-19 vaccines administered, normalized by population
    Image captured Feb 17, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Additional Information

    Selected Recent Vaccination News

    071. In two days, 189 thousand 70 doses applied against COVID-19 to older adults.
    Two days after starting the vaccination against COVID-19 for adults over 60 years of age, 189 thousand 70 doses have been applied in 253 municipalities of 30 states, reported the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López- Gatell Ramírez.

    In the presentation of the Daily Technical Report on the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico, he detailed that 657 vaccination points were installed in the most remote areas of the country. This Tuesday alone, 101,598 people received the first dose. During the next 21 to 28 days they will receive the second dose to complete their schedule.

    López-Gatell Ramírez indicated that in the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo León the immunization of this sector of the population has not yet begun, due to the persistence of bad weather conditions with very low temperatures, so the health of the older adults, in addition to the biological requires certain temperature conditions.

    It is just the start and vaccination will continue until more than 15 million adults over 60 years of age are completed. The objective is to vaccinate the entire population that resides in the national territory, he stressed. ...

    The vaccine is free and universal, financed by the Government of Mexico with the resources it obtains through the collection, it has no relationship with any political party and is not for sale either, he clarified.

    The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion reported that at today's cutoff, 915 thousand 383 doses have been supplied, of which 622 thousand 658 have been for health personnel of 11 categories of the public and private sectors that are in the first line SARS-CoV-2 virus care.

    In this sense, he said, 86,198 health workers have the complete immunization scheme, which represents 14 percent of those in direct contact with COVID-19 patients. Also, 622,658 have received a dose.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    COVID: Vaccine application care has improved in Comonfort.
    At the Comonfort Community Hospital, the application of the COVID-19 vaccine proceeded quietly, some older adults arrived and had no record because they could not read or write, but they were still vaccinated
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Incongruent, vaccinate in municipalities with fewer infections: Ismael Plascencia.
    This strategy, said Ismael Plascencia, goes in the opposite direction to what countries with more experience in this matter have done
    Noticieros En Linea (sp) | English.

    In Baja California, a batch of 400 apocryphal vaccines was seized.
    It was evidenced that they arrived by parcel, without the necessary documents and without refrigeration.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    “Vaccinated! Well ”: Lorenzo Meyer shared his experience after receiving doses against COVID-19.
    The historian said that he only had to wait an hour in line to receive the antigen; then he was under observation for 20 minutes
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Vaccination of open population advances for the second day in the northeast of Guanajuato.
    Guanajuato for the first time in several weeks reports less than a thousand hospitalized at the same time
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Vaccinated against Covid-19 have not generated adverse reactions.
    Protection of older adults in the northeast of the state advances
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    COVID Guanajuato: Improves the application of vaccines for grandparents in San Luis de la Paz.
    The vaccination process has been streamlined by the Comprehensive Care Center for Essential Health Services, older adults waited less time than on the first day.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Mexico says local laboratory is almost ready to package AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Paniagua asks the federation to support Guanajuato for immunization against COVID.
    The municipal president of Celaya asked the federation to lean more on state authorities for a better distribution of the COVID vaccine, since Celaya is one of the municipalities most affected by the virus and was not considered one of the first to receive the vaccine
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    Waiting time for the Covid vaccine does not exceed 30 minutes.
    On the second day of immunization against Covid-19, older adults celebrated feeling more secure and waiting a short time for their care
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    COVID Guanajuato: Delivery of Pfizer vaccines for the Health sector delayed one day.
    It will be until this Wednesday that 23 thousand doses arrive in the State to complete the vaccination schedule for medical personnel in Guanajuato.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    After almost a month of interruption in the supply, 1,257,750 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Mexico.
    The plane landed in Mexico City with approximately 495,000 vaccines; previously in Monterrey, Nuevo León, 5,000 were received
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Health commission supports vaccination strategy in vulnerable areas.
    Raúl Márquez, president of Health in the State Congress, criticized what the governor said and stated that he has a "very short vision"
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    COVID Guanajuato: After receiving the vaccine, grandparents will be monitored for a month.
    Seniors who receive the COVID vaccine will be under observation for at least 30 days to be aware of adverse reactions.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Mexico will denounce inequity in access to vaccines at the UN.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    The government of Mexico assured that it has contracted, prepaid and committed, more than 232 million COVID-19 vaccines.
    Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and CanSino are some of the pharmaceutical companies with which the Federal Government made these contracts; It also includes the UN mechanism, COVAX.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    COVID Guanajuato: Jhon Byfield and Kate Hamber waited 8 hours to receive the vaccine.
    Jhon Byfield and Kate Hamber, of American origin and Mexican nationals, were trained to obtain their vaccine against COVID in the Caises de San Luis de la Paz.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    COVID Guanajuato: In less than a minute they vaccinate a grandfather in Mission Chichimecas.
    Despite applying the dose quickly, more time was invested in registration and the process to be vaccinated.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    On the first day, vaccination of older adults advanced 10%: López-Gatell.
    Mexico.- This Tuesday during the conference at the National Palace, the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, reported that during the first day of vaccination to older adults, 87,472 of the 870,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that arrived were applied to the country on Sunday. He stressed that the plan designed ...
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    "There was no speed or finesse": López-Gatell admitted delay in the first day of vaccination to older adults in CDMX.
    The official assured that an analysis of what happened is already being done to speed up the vaccination process and take measures such as scheduling appointments or placing lines by age ranges
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    COVID in Guanajuato: Vaccination of grandparents begins amid chaos.
    Older adults suffer hours in the sun to receive the antiviral, because they failed online appointments.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Mexico vaccinates older adults against COVID-19, between delays and some discomfort.
    Adults over 60, who represent 12% of the 126 million inhabitants of Mexico, will be vaccinated between February and April
    Infobae (sp) | English.

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