• Glenn Wilson
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    1,733,404 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines have been applied ...

    This year, vaccines are expected to be available for 107 million people. ...

    Migrants in Mexican territory will also receive the vaccine ...

    Mexico receives the first 200,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine ... will be applied to people in the municipalities of Mexico City ...

    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.

    See Selected Recent Vaccination News below for more.

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

    More below.
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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
    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.

    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 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?
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    Source
    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.


    Daily COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per 100 people
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    Image captured 6 am Feb 23, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Total COVID-19 vaccines administered, normalized by population
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    Image captured 6 am Feb 23, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Additional Information

    Selected Recent Vaccination News

    080. Between January and December of this year, vaccines are expected to be available for 107 million people.

    Today 1,733,404 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines have been applied in Mexico.

    According to the schedule for receiving vaccines that are authorized for emergency use, during 2021 vaccines against COVID-19 will be available for 107 million people, as they have biologicals from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, the COVAX mechanism, the Serum Institute from India or Sinovac, said the general director of Health Promotion, Ricardo Cortés Alcalá.

    During the press conference on the Daily Technical Release of SARS-CoV-2, he pointed out that, therefore, if an elderly person decides not to apply the vaccine because they do not have enough information, but in the following months they take the Deciding to apply it because you see that they have shown a safety and efficacy profile, you can.

    Cortés Alcalá stressed that the adequate safety profile means that the vaccines are safe, as has been proven with the occurrence of less than one percent of Events Supposedly Attributable to Vaccination (ESAVI), of which less than one percent are serious. and no one has died from getting the vaccine.

    The general director of Health Promotion pointed out that in Mexico there are multiple vaccine options that “give us good hope and a light at the end of the tunnel” to immunize people aged 16 years and over.

    "Thanks to vaccination, smallpox was eradicated in the world" or diseases such as measles were controlled. By having the largest number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 we will be able to live with the tranquility with which we lived before this pandemic, he said.

    Speaking of the advance in immunization against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, he reported that 70 percent of the doses received in the recent AstraZeneca shipment have been used, since 608,275 older adults have been inoculated.

    Likewise, 456 thousand 217 vaccination schedules have been completed in health personnel of the first line of care, as the second dose has been applied.

    The total of doses applied from December 24, 2020 to the cut-off at 4:00 p.m. this Monday is 1,733,404. Only on this day 38,790 vaccines were used.

    Regarding vaccination in the municipality of Ecatepec, State of Mexico, he reported that the vaccination modules will be available to the population for the number of days necessary, so that all people within the age group apply the vaccine. ...
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    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. ...
    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.

    Mexico receives the first 200,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Fever and mild symptoms: the Ministry of Health gave details of the evolution of López-Gatell after his COVID-19 infection.
    The Undersecretary of Health reported that he tested positive for the coronavirus disease, so he will continue working remotely until his recovery
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    The first batch of Sputnik V against Covid-19 arrives in Mexico.
    The vaccines will be applied to people over 60 years of age in the municipalities of Mexico City in the coming weeks
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    Coronavirus.- Mexico highlights cooperation with Argentina to guarantee access to vaccines during Fernández's visit.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Application of Covid vaccines to medical personnel concludes.
    All personnel who care for the sick on the front line are covered; more vaccines are coming for older adults
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    Bottle with anti-Covid dose is “lost”.
    Sedena will follow up
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    No vaccination date in industrial corridor.
    Insufficient those that arrived
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    COVID vaccines: infected could develop immunity with one dose.
    Experts suggest that those who have already been infected with COVID can develop immunity with a single dose of the vaccine, which could benefit more people
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Vaccines and the economy, Fernández's priorities in Mexico.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Alberto Fernández visited the Liomont Laboratories: the Argentine president supervised the packaging of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
    Argentina, the United Kingdom and Mexico have collaborated for the creation, production and distribution of the drug that prevents COVID-19
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    It already has a start date for vaccination against Covid in the Capital.
    In the municipality there are 19 thousand older adults according to health authorities. However, it is not known with certainty how many doses will arrive.
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    COVID León vaccine: Aldama Association helps older adults to register.
    The Leonese Association of Older Adults will support seniors who do not have access to computers or who have a disability to register to receive the COVID vaccine.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Mexico will receive 200,000 Sputnik V vaccines this Monday, reported Marcelo Ebrard.
    The first batch of Russian vaccines is expected to arrive in the country around 11 p.m.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    They vaccinate 21,570 workers of COVID hospitals in Guanajuato.
    The immunization of more than 21 thousand health workers in the state of Guanajuato was completed and the arrival of more vaccines is awaited for the rest of the personnel working in these hospitals.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    CDMX will apply the Sputnik V vaccine to older adults in Iztacalco, Xochimilco and Tláhuac, starting on February 24.
    Due to the characteristics of this vaccine, the application scheme will be modified: instead of units distributed in the territory, there will be six Macro Vaccination Units
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Between long lines and hope: this is how the COVID-19 vaccination began in Ecatepec.
    The municipality of the State of Mexico has a batch of 200,000 doses that will be applied to older adults and for which they will enable a total of 10 vaccination centers that will operate for a month
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Guanajuato: Impossible for 35 older adults to get vaccinated, nurses go home.
    Seniors from Xichú, Atarjea and San Luis de la Paz did not have the means to leave their homes, so health medical personnel came there to vaccinate them.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Novavax completes patient enrollment for COVID-19 vaccine study in Mexico and the US.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Migrants in Mexico will also receive doses against COVID-19: Ssa.
    Sinovac vaccine will be applied to older adults living in Ecatepec, State of Mexico
    Infobae (sp) | English.

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    Any idea which vaccine will be used in SMA?
  • Glenn Wilson
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    From Vaccine Roll-Out Interview for San Miguel de Allende above:
    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.
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