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    ... older adults of another nationality can receive the vaccine, regardless of whether they have a Unique Population Registry Code (CURP) or any document that identifies them. ...

    Regardless of their nationality, every person in Mexican territory must receive the vaccine ...

    He referred to the vaccination of foreigners and clarified that the National Policy on Vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 Virus, for the Prevention of COVID-19 includes all people who are in Mexican territory regardless of their nationality. ...

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

    See Selected Recent Vaccination News below for more.

    How well do various vaccines reduce severe COVID disease & death?
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    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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    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 7:15 am Feb 24 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Total COVID-19 vaccines administered, normalized by population
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    Image captured 7:15 am Feb 24, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Additional Information

    Selected Recent Vaccination News

    081. Early return to class could pose a risk of SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks.
    Secretaries of Health and Public Education work with associations of private schools in the elaboration of protocols.

    Regardless of their nationality, every person in Mexican territory must receive the vaccine.

    In another order, he announced that this Wednesday the vaccination of adults over 60 years of age and over begins in the Iztacalco, Tláhuac and Xochimilco municipalities of Mexico City, where the first doses of the Sputnik V vaccine will be applied, and it will be done in alphabetical order according to the person's first surname.

    The general director of Cenaprece specified that the delivery of vaccines to a municipality or mayor's office is scheduled to cover all older adults in that area, so it is not necessary for everyone to attend the first day to be vaccinated and added that Massive vaccination sites are being activated in places like Ecatepec with up to 40 vaccination cells to immunize between 5,000 and 7,000 people per day, which will make the process more efficient.

    He referred to the vaccination of foreigners and clarified that the National Policy on Vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 Virus, for the Prevention of COVID-19 includes all people who are in Mexican territory regardless of their nationality.

    Those who attend the vaccination cells are aware that older adults of another nationality can receive the vaccine, regardless of whether they have a Unique Population Registry Code (CURP) or any document that identifies them. They must also register in the system to locate them when they require their second dose, he explained.

    People passing through a district should consider that vaccines require a two-dose schedule. If their stay is temporary, it is recommended that they receive the vaccine in their place of origin.
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    COVID-19 cases, with a downward trend for six weeks: Ministry of Health.
    511,875 doses of vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus from Pfizer-BioNTech arrive in Mexico.

    During The Health Pulse, in the press conference led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and before the Prime Minister of Argentina, Alberto Ángel Fernández, the Secretary of Health explained that 1,733,404 vaccines have been applied against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. At Tuesday's cutoff, 70 percent of the received doses of AstraZeneca have been used to immunize 604,110 older adults.

    Representing the Health sector, the CEO of Laboratorios de Biológicos y Reactivos de México SA de CV, (Birmex), Pedro Zenteno Santaella, received the eighth shipment at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) "Benito Juárez". comes to our country with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines made by the laboratory based in Belgium.

    In a satellite link to the National Palace, the general director of Birmex reported that this Tuesday the Government of Mexico received 511,875 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech.

    Of the total number of vaccines received, 125 thousand 775 doses arrived at the Monterrey International Airport, Nuevo León “General Mariano Escobedo”, on CVG MTY 920 flight, and 386 thousand 100 doses to AICM on CVG MEX 952 flight. batches for the next several weeks.

    Three thousand 699 personnel and 528 vehicles of the Mexican Army, as well as 42 aircraft of the Mexican Air Force participated in the logistics, transfer and security of this shipment. There was also the support of AICM staff.

    Until this Tuesday, the Government of Mexico has received a total of 11 shipments -16 flights- with vaccines from four different pharmaceutical companies ...
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.

    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.

    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.

    New fraud: UN Mexico alerted false sale of COVID-19 vaccines on behalf of WHO.
    Scammers claim to be members of the World Health Organization and offer you the alleged immunization over the phone
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Chumel Torres criticized the lack of vaccination of foreigners in CDMX and the Ministry of Health responded.
    This Tuesday, various users disseminated photos of cardboard in vaccination centers with the slogan not to vaccinate foreigners
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Resident and passing foreigners may be vaccinated against COVID-19: SSa.
    The authorities indicated that without CURP, residence permit or proof of address, people who are in national territory will be vaccinated
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    COVID Guanajuato: 22 thousand vaccines will arrive for doctors and older adults.
    The delegate of federal programs, Mauricio Hernández, reports that 22 thousand 35 vaccines will arrive in the state tomorrow Wednesday.
    Periódico AM (sp) | English.

    Tomorrow ANTICOVID-19 vaccines arrive for the population of Cortazar and health personnel.
    Guanajuato. Tomorrow, Wednesday, 22,035 doses of Pfizer vaccines against COVID-19 arrive in Guanajuato, which will be applied to the population of Cortazar and health personnel. This was reported by the delegate of Federal Welfare Programs, Mauricio Hernández, who pointed out that this would be completing the vaccination of health personnel, ...
    Zona Franca (sp) | English.

    Tomorrow anti-Covid VACCINES arrive in Cortazar; start application on Thursday.
    There will be 13,325 doses for the open population over 60 for the municipality, while the rest will be reserved for medical personnel
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    What are the side effects of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
    According to the CDC, the body could present some reactions and these are some recommendations to go to a doctor or seek assistance in case of presenting these effects
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    They seek to vaccinate against Covid-19 Mexican athletes who go to Tokyo.
    Although the International Committee determined that athletes could not 'skip the line' to get vaccinated, in Mexico they plan to immunize them by May
    Periodico Correo (sp) | English.

    Return to classes conditional on vaccination coverage and epidemiological control.
    Governor Diego Sinhué reiterates that this semester is complicated by the health crisis
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    This will be the COVID-19 vaccination in Iztacalco, Tláhuac and Xochimilco this Wednesday, February 24.
    The CDMX government will install six macro vaccination units with freezers
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Ecatepec neighbors blocked Central Avenue; require application of COVID-19 vaccines to older adults.
    "Until they bring us the vaccines we will not leave here," warned the protesters
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Argentina and Mexico demand equitable access to vaccines against covid-19.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Argentina asks Mexico for support to make a global good vaccine.
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    "They have not delivered a single vaccine": Marcelo Ebrard's harsh remarks to the COVAX mechanism.
    The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, supported Mexico's position and its criticism of the hoarding of vaccines against COVID-19
    Infobae (sp) | English.

    Coronavirus.- Mexico receives the first batch of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 Sputnik V.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
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