• Glenn Wilson
    Tourist visa? No CURP? Problem registering? "Migrants in Mexican territory will also receive vaccine ... in the absence of any official identification document, they can rely on the Roadrunner Brigades that are located at the points of vaccination. If there was availability of vaccine, that same day they could apply it; otherwise, they will be assigned an appointment."

    GW: I take this to mean you can show show up at the appropriate vaccination site for your location and age and go from there. Mexican officials have said vaccinations will be available for everyone and universal, this is the first description that I've seen of how non-resident / non-citizens can proceed. I expect that they will want some proof of identity, age and address like a passport and a utility bill. And, if you have a tourist visa, even an expired one, I would bring that as well. We should know soon if this interpretation is correct.

    See Selected Recent Vaccination News below for more.

    How well do various vaccines reduce severe COVID disease & death?
    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 6:06 am Feb 22, 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

    079. Migrants in Mexican territory will also receive vaccine against COVID-19.
    They can register at mivacuna.salud.gob.mx or approach the vaccination points, migrants 60 years or older.

    Sinovac vaccine will be applied to older adults living in Ecatepec, State of Mexico

    One million 689 thousand 158 doses of Pfizer and AstraZeneca have been applied

    Of every 100 health workers who received the vaccine, 70 have a complete scheme

    Migrants who are in Mexican territory are considered to receive the vaccine against COVID-19, in such a way that those who are 60 years old or older can register on the mivacuna.salud.gob.mx platform, said the general director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía Zegarra.

    During the press conference to present the update of the Daily Technical Communiqué on COVID-19, he said in a remote link that, to receive guidance in the absence of any official identification document, they can rely on the Roadrunner Brigades that are located at the points of vaccination. If there was availability of vaccine, that same day they could apply it; otherwise, they will be assigned an appointment.

    Vaccination of migrants is carried out in accordance with the stages defined in the National Policy on Vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 Virus for the Prevention of COVID-19 in Mexico, he said.

    In this regard, the director of Epidemiological Surveillance of Non-communicable Diseases of the Ministry of Health, Gabriela del Carmen Nucamendi Cervantes, affirmed that the Government of Mexico has provided follow-up and care to migrants who have fallen ill with COVID-19 in Mexican territory.

    From January 1 to February 15, 2021, 4,869 migrants were studied in Mexico, in whom 1,120 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed.

    He clarified that in the event of a positive case for SARS-CoV-2 in a migrant who is in a conglomerate space, the primary and secondary contacts are studied, who are followed for 14 days. If they present symptoms, the test is applied and operations are armed in coordination with local authorities to contain the infections.

    The migrants come from the United States, Honduras, Venezuela and Colombia, most are between 20 and 44 years old, while the concentration is identified in Baja California, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Nuevo León, Querétaro and Quintana Roo.

    He commented that the General Directorate of Epidemiology (DGE), supports the states in coordinating protocols for care, disease prevention and health promotion, to identify outbreaks of COVID-19 or other infectious diseases in everyone who is in Mexican territory, regardless of your immigration status.

    Regarding the health personnel who received the vaccine, 70 out of every 100 have the complete scheme, which represents a total of 453 thousand 55 people. It is expected that the missing 30 percent will be covered with the shipment that arrives in our country on February 23.

    When announcing the progress of vaccination, the Director General of Epidemiology reported that currently one million 689 thousand 158 doses of Pfizer and AstraZeneca have been applied.

    Of the total of AstraZeneca biologicals that our country received on February 14, two thirds have been applied; 81 percent of the states have used more than 50 percent and six of them reach almost 100 percent.

    The vaccines applied by Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca have had reactions in 7,606 people, that is, Events Supposedly Attributable to Vaccination or Immunization (ESAVI), which represents only 0.5 percent of all immunizations, and only 45 required evaluation medical.

    Alomía Zegarra announced that the 200 thousand vaccines made in the People's Republic of China by the pharmaceutical company Sinovac, which arrived this Saturday, February 13, will be applied to older adults living in the municipality of Ecatepec, State of Mexico, the second most populated in the country with the highest number of people who live in poverty and extreme poverty. In addition, its indicators of lethality and mortality are above the national average.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    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.

    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 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.

    The truth behind Hugo López Gatell and his alleged vaccination against COVID-19.
    Dr. José Luis Alomía explained that the photograph that circulates on social networks was taken out of context
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Ministry of Health meets goal of anti-Covid vaccination in the northeast.
    The SSG reported that more than 40 thousand doses of the biological were applied in the nine municipalities of the Guanajuato region
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    COVID Guanajuato vaccine: there are still more than 600 thousand older adults.
    In the first week of the vaccination day against Covid-19 in Guanajuato, 39,282 doses were applied.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    First shipment of 200,000 vaccines from Sinovac arrives in Mexico.
    Marcelo Ebrard reiterated that a total of 10 million doses of this vaccine will arrive in the following weeks
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

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