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    News snippets:
    • Shots for 50 somethings are planned for May and June ...
    • Access to mental health services ...
    • More than 18 million doses have been supplied ...
    • Possible to accelerate the distribution to reach with at least the first dose, 50 million people before June 30 ...
    • With the vaccination of people aged 50 to 59 years, the prevalence of COVID-19 cases can be significantly reduced ...
    • Since the maximum peak observed in the second wave that affected our country, the reduction in hospitalizations is 80 percent.
    See below and Selected Recent Vaccination News for more details and context.

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    On April 6 Mexico published an updated National Vaccination Policy (version 5) with an updated schedule with the start date for 50 something year olds and later stages back one month as compared to the earlier version of the document.

    Second dose administration
    Most vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus use a two-dose application schedule of their vaccine to achieve the maximum reported efficacy against COVID-19.

    At the time of publication of this National Policy, four of the vaccines contemplated for the vaccination strategy in Mexico, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and Sinovac meet this condition, therefore, to the population administered as the first dose. Some of these products have the guarantee of the second dose.
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    The characteristics of each of the vaccines available in Mexico are available in the different technical application guides, available individually for each vaccine at vaccinacovid.gob.mx.

    The planning for delivery and distribution, in accordance with the vaccine delivery schedule to the country, will consider the recommendations issued by the groups of scientific experts to comply with the vaccination schedules in the established period and guarantee the efficacy of the vaccines used.

    Table 3. Summary of the main characteristics of the vaccines available in Mexico *
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    Source: Política nacional rectora de vacunación contra el SARS-CoV-2 para la prevención de la COVID-19 en México. Version 5 April 6, 2021.
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    Are you a private doctor? You can register for your vaccination.
    GTO Official registry of health professionals for Covid-19 vaccination programming ...
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    GTO Vaccination News
    For more information on the Vaccinations in GTO see News Wire Mexico and select the location GTO and category Health or click this link News Wire Mexico: GTO, Health.

    GTO Official registry of health professionals for Covid-19 vaccination programming. Including private doctors.
    GTO Teacher vaccination portal.
    GTO Vaccination Portal lists vaccination sites.
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    VACCINATION STATUS

    Total COVID-19 vaccines administered, normalized by population
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    Image captured 3:55 am May 2, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).

    Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per 100 people
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    Image captured 3:55 am May 2, 2021. Source (click to see latest version).
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    25,424,355 doses received as of April 31, 2021.
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    Conferencia de prensa COVID19​ | 30 de abril de 2021 (18:19).
    Considering that Cansino is a single dose vaccine, these are enough to fully vaccinate over 14 million people.

    12,354,367 people vaccinated (full or partial) as of April 31, 2021.
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    Conferencia de prensa COVID19​ | 30 de abril de 2021 (15:19).

    Compare: Expected Vaccine Arrivals in Mexico
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    Feb 24 Press Conference (at 17:47).
    GW: The vaccines expected through March and April are more than enough to complete Stage 1 (1.1 million people; primarily front line Covid health care workers), Stage 2 (14.4 million people; other health care workers and those 60 and over) and Stage 3 (12.7 million people; ages 50-59) of Mexico's vaccination plan.
    Update March 16: If the 25.7 AstraZeneca doses expected in March and April get pushed back to May, then there are still enough doses expected through March and April to complete Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Mexico's vaccination plan. Completing Stage 3 would then require some doses expected in May to complete.
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    GTO Vaccination News
    For more information on the Vaccinations in GTO see News Wire Mexico and select the location GTO and category Health or click this link News Wire Mexico: GTO, Health.

    GTO Official registry of health professionals for Covid-19 vaccination programming. Including private doctors.
    GTO Teacher vaccination portal.
    GTO Vaccination Portal lists vaccination sites.
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    Looking for a vaccine appointment in the US?
    Try Vaccine Spotter: https://www.vaccinespotter.org/
    "A tool to help you track down COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at your state's pharmacies. Rather than searching around on each pharmacy's website, we'll automatically scan the pharmacy websites and show you any available appointments we can find on one page."
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    COVID-19 SMA Vaccine Update Mexico - English April 30, 2021.
    Elizabeth Burleigh, MPH, PhD
    The Weekly Vaccine Update is designed to keep you informed regarding COVID-19 vaccine news in Mexico. It supplements and reinforces information provided through the COVID-19 SMA website or FB page, which should be read daily. Information comes from reliable sources, which are referenced throughout the article.

    More at COVID-19 SMA Vaccine Update Mexico - English April 30, 2021.

    Selected Recent Vaccination News
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    176. Vaccination of people aged 50 to 59 will significantly reduce the prevalence of COVID-19.
    Hospitalizations are reduced by 80% compared to the maximum peak observed in the second epidemic wave.

    More than 18 million doses have been supplied in the country.

    With the vaccination of people aged 50 to 59 years, the prevalence of COVID-19 cases can be significantly reduced, considering that it has been one of the sectors of the population most affected by the disease, said the general director of Promotion of the Health, Ricardo Cortés Alcalá.

    By virtually leading the presentation of the daily technical report on the situation of the pandemic, he called on people to wait their turn to receive the vaccine.

    Mexico, he added, is the only country in the world that has a vaccination program against COVID-19 with five different vaccines, all of them safe and with proven efficacy, he said.

    He said that with the increasing arrival of doses, it is possible to accelerate the distribution to reach the goal of immunizing, at least with the first dose, 50 million people before June 30. However, the collaboration of society is important:

    “Indeed, this projection is of people vaccinated with at least one dose and it is possible - obviously as long as the pharmaceutical companies continue with the delivery rate with which they were contracted, the rate with which they are vaccinated close to 600 thousand doses in a single day-, and this depends on the logistics, distribution and application of the vaccines. "

    Regarding the current situation of the pandemic, he said that since the maximum peak observed in the second wave that affected our country, the reduction in hospitalizations is 80 percent.

    Hospital occupancy nationwide is 12 percent, with 26,715 general beds available. There is also a decrease of one percentage point in the occupancy of beds with a fan, to stand at 16 percent.

    He pointed out that the decline in the epidemic curve is the result of vaccination and that everyone has the best information available on how to reduce the risks of the disease.

    This April 30, at the 9:00 p.m. cut-off, 361,199 doses of vaccines were applied, making a total of 18 million 080 thousand 005 doses supplied since December 24. Likewise, 12 million 447 thousand 933 people have received at least one dose.

    10 million 674 thousand 182 adults over 60 years of age have been immunized, of which five million 801 thousand 390 have complete schedules and four million 872 thousand 792 are first doses.

    831,021 health workers have a complete vaccination scheme; 808 thousand 005 from the education sector in six states and five million 801 thousand 390 older adults.

    Each vaccine has different application times between the first and second doses according to the results of clinical trials to achieve the greatest effectiveness. For example, the full schedule for the Pfizer vaccine was designed to be given 21 days apart; however, scientific evidence shows that it can last up to 42 days without losing efficacy.

    That of AstraZeneca reaches a period of between eight and 12 weeks and Sputnik V extends the range of application of the second dose up to 90 days.

    Pharmaceuticals continue to analyze the information available to find out the maximum time to apply second doses without affecting the efficacy.

    During the press conference, three testimonies from workers in the Health sector of Colima and Chiapas were presented, about their experience due to contagion and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health.

    In this regard, Cortés Alcalá highlighted the importance of the population having access to mental health services, given the increase in cases of anxiety and depression caused by the pandemic.

    Likewise, he recommended not to lower our guard and follow the ABCDE for risk mitigation. A: Frequent hand washing; B: Barriers such as the mask, C: Taking care of our health, D: Distance of two meters, and E: Ventilated spaces, it includes the control of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension that can complicate a COVID-19 picture.

    During the conference, the Daily Technical Report was presented and is available at www.coronavirus.gob.mx .
    Gobierno de México (sp) | English.
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    National Policy Highlights
    The Planned Schedule
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    Specific objectives
    • Vaccinate the people most susceptible to developing complications from COVID-19.
    • Reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths.
    • Facilitate economic reopening and return to normal activities.
    • Vaccinate 70% of the population in Mexico to achieve group immunity.

    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, since age is the main risk factor for hospitalization and death in our country. (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
    Given the supply characteristics of the different vaccines, the vaccination of older adults will have a primary focus on greater territorial vulnerability, so it will start with the population that resides in scattered rural areas and will progressively continue until reach metropolitan areas. In this way, the gap in historical vulnerability established by the lack of access to health, which has had a negative impact on the risk of complications and death that by age they have, but that is exacerbated by the distance health care services. ....

    In entities where the epidemic risk traffic light is maintained in green, an indication that the entity is at the lowest risk epidemic possible at that time, the teaching staff becomes a potential group to be immunized given the importance of returning to face-to-face school activities, thus mitigating the increase in the educational and developmental lag of minors, who due to their age, they present a certain degree of vulnerability, increased by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this will depend on the availability of the vaccine in Mexico, and the rest of the characteristics of priorization.

    Source: Política nacional rectora de vacunación contra el SARS-CoV-2 para la prevención de la COVID-19 en México. Version 5 April 6, 2021.

    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 50+ year olds
    The Ministry of Health announced that during the first week of May the vaccination against COVID-19 of people aged 50 to 59 years begins ...
    If you are 50 or older (including over 60) you can register.
    How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 50+ year olds.

    What vaccines are approved for use in Mexico?
    • Pfizer
    • AstraZeneca / Oxford
    • Gameleya Sputnik V
    • CanSino (aka 'CanSinoBio' or 'CanSino Biologics')
    • Sinovac
    • Covaxin
    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 (updated March 25).
    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.


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