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    The current thinking is for those in the 60+ timeframe in these localities, will be receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine ...

    200 thousand doses of Sinovac and Sputnik V arrive Monday ... technical teams are finishing the calculations to define where they will be applied ...

    67% of the health personnel vaccinated against COVID-19 vaccine have received both doses ...

    this Saturday 55,742 vaccines were applied ...

    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 6:25 am Feb 21, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Total COVID-19 vaccines administered, normalized by population
    Image captured 7:25 am Feb 21, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Additional Information

    Selected Recent Vaccination News

    Vaccine Roll-Out Interview for San Miguel de Allende
    February 17, 2021 Interview with Edgar Fernando Tovar Rico
    Roadrunner Brigade Coordinator/Coordinator Nation’s Servers.
    ** Please note: This information is accurate at the time of this writing, this is a situation that changes daily so information contained within may also change.

    The interview covers useful information and is split into these sections:
    1. On-line registration
    2. Confirmation Call
    3. The Appointment Call
    4. Appointment Day/Vaccination
    5. Side Effects/Waiting
    6. General Questions

    To highlight two of the questions and answers:
    3d. Will they be told which vaccine they will be receiving now or any time before the appointment?
    No. There are 5 vaccines approved in Mexico. There is a distribution plan that considers localities and populations. For example, the Pfizer vaccine requires sub-zero specialized refrigeration so is being allocated for healthcare workers and urban centers that have adequate cold chain storage. It would not be used in remote areas. Another example, the Cansino vaccine is a one dose shot and is best suited for remote areas. Having said this, MUCH depends on the pharmaceutical companies and their ability to produce and supply. The current thinking is for those in the 60+ timeframe in these localities, will be receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.

    4b. Do we know when the vaccines will arrive in SMA?
    Right now, we estimate in 2 weeks. That could change if any of the pharmaceutical supply changes.
    Vaccine Roll-Out Interview for San Miguel de Allende (Direct link to interview google document)
    Also see:
    SMA Covid-19: Vaccine Roll-Out Interview for San Miguel de Allende (Facebook)
    SMA Covid-19: The Confirmation Call Script (Facebook)
    SMA Covid-19: Appointment calls with the COVID vaccine. (Facebook)
    SMA Covid-19: An "ah-ha moment" worth considering on many levels. (Facebook)
    GW: We are so lucky to have the Covid-19 SMA group. The interview is brought to us by Jessica Frick-Liston, Kate Greenaway with the help of Joanna Francis. Follow the group on Facebook during this pandemic or, if you don't use Facebook, visit the page every day: Covid-19 SMA.

    078. 67% of the health personnel vaccinated against COVID-19 vaccine have received both doses.
    One million 656 thousand 304 doses applied to health personnel, teachers and adults over 60 years of age.

    Of the total number of health workers who received the COVID-19 vaccine, 67 percent have their complete immunization schedule, after having received the second dose of the biological, said the General Director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía Zegarra.

    In the press conference in which he participated virtually to report on the situation of the pandemic, he announced that 648,162 health workers who treat COVID-19 patients have received the first dose and 445,418 have already the complete scheme.

    He indicated that this Saturday 55 thousand 742 vaccines were applied. The accumulated total since December 24, 2020 is one million 656 thousand 304 applied doses.

    Alomía Zegarra reported that of the shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in Mexico on Sunday, February 14, 63 percent have been applied to 545,261 adults over 60 years of age in the 32 states.

    On the arrival of the 200 thousand doses of the vaccine produced by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac, he confirmed that they will be used to vaccinate older adults, as well as the 200 thousand Sputnik V vaccines that will arrive in the country next Monday. The technical teams are finishing the corresponding calculations to define the locality or municipality where they will be applied.

    He also recalled that new doses of the PFizer-BioNTech vaccine will arrive next Tuesday that will continue to be used to complete vaccination schedules and first doses in accordance with the prioritizations established in the National Vaccination Policy against the SARS-CoV-2 Virus for the Prevention of COVID-19 in Mexico.

    During the press conference, the Director General of Epidemiology announced that the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, shows mild symptoms and that he is in good mood and health, maintaining activities since his address, after he tested positive for COVID-19.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    Ecatepec announced the start of vaccination against COVID-19, then deleted the information.
    According to the messages, the vaccination would begin next Monday, February 22, in conjunction with the federal authorities
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Associations bring vaccine to migrants in California.
    Migrant support organizations seek to immunize Guanajuato who work in California's fields
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    Fear of rumors keeps them away from the vaccine.
    In Xichú, many older adults fear the anticovid dose; the distance between the communities also makes implementation difficult, so they are "slow"
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    COVID vaccines: Doses are finished in Comonfort and Doctor Mora.
    Health authorities reported that there are still more than 2,000 doses against COVID for older adults, but there are no longer any in any hospital in Comonfort and Doctor Mora.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    COVID Guanajuato vaccines: They vaccinate more than 12 thousand health workers.
    The Guanajuato Health Secretariat reported that 12,235 health workers were vaccinated against COVID in state hospitals of the entity.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    The richest countries are those that have been vaccinated against Covid.
    At this time, nine out of 10 vaccines are injected in countries with high or medium-high resources, according to the World Bank classification
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    CDMX anticovid vaccine: Older adults who did not reach will receive doses the following week.
    Servants of the nation will contact those who registered on Friday in the vaccination units of Cuajimalpa, Magdalena Contreras and Milpa Alta
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Guanajuato is the third place in advance of immunization against COVID in older adults.
    Guanajuato occupies the third national place only below Mexico City and the state of Aguascalientes
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    'Don't be a gandalla', a campaign that Salud Guanajuato launches after more than a thousand go to another municipality for vaccination.
    GUANAJUATO.- After it was registered that more than a thousand people from San Miguel de Allende, León, Irapuato, Celaya, as well as Querétaro and San Luis Potosí went to the northeastern municipalities to receive the vaccine Against COVID, the Guanajuato Health Secretariat launched the "DO NOT BE GANDALLA" campaign. ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Immunity to COVID-19 begins 20 days after receiving the vaccine.
    The Guanajuato Secretariat of Health warned that immunity to COVID-19 begins 20 after receiving the vaccine.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Prioritize older adults in the state over out-of-staters in vaccine application.
    Those who came from other states were treated by means of tokens, without being denied the dose
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    Sinovac vaccine will begin to be applied from this Saturday, confirmed Marcelo Ebrard.
    This morning the first shipment with 200,000 doses of the biological product from the Chinese laboratory arrived in Mexico
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Mexico receives 200,000 doses of vaccines from the Chinese laboratory Sinovac.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    They ask the Government to release the vaccination process against COVID-19.
    Members of the national movement Misión Rescate México, demanded that the Government of Mexico release the vaccination process against COVID-19, considering that with the monopoly of biological, they have taken electoral hostages from Mexicans
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    COVID Guanajuato: Canaco seeks to acquire vaccine with Texas company.
    There are already talks with a Texas company to commit to the purchase of the doses, said the president of Canaco in Irapuato, Héctor Carlo León Ramírez Photo: Julieta Ortiz
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    First shipment of 200,000 vaccines from Sinovac arrives in Mexico.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Mexico receives 200,000 doses of Chinese Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    The first shipment of Chinese vaccines against COVID-19 arrived at CDMX: SRE received 200,000 doses.
    The shipment of 200,000 doses was received by Martha Delgado, Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Relations
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    COVID-19 vaccine: what are the doses that will be applied in the Valley of Mexico and when do they arrive in the country.
    The dispersion will occur in at least two demarcations of the CDMX and one municipality of Edomex
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Vaccination in Mexico: more than one million people received immunization to COVID-19; 68% are older adults.
    In the country there are more than 15 million people aged 60 and over who are preparing to receive the dose
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    You have no symptoms when you get the vaccine.
    Mrs. María Elena Palma, was the first to receive the dose in Comonfort
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

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