Mexico already vaccinated 18,000 health workers

 Mexico already vaccinated 18,000 health workers

Mexico, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Mexico already vaccinated 18,529 health workers against Covid-19 in less than a week, over 4,600 doses a day, the Secretariat of Health reported today.

This body clarified that the vaccination calibration phase continues, aimed at identifying the points where time and coordination adjustments between those participating in the operation and in the immunization cells should be made.

This method also includes the analysis and assessment of people’s arrival in the vaccination points and of the information system to coordinate the sending of appointments, the receiving of acceptance of calls and the verification of the personnel that comes to be vaccinated.

The Secretariat adds that in this first phase, the target group is the health personnel which will be progressively vaccinated as shipments arrive.

The first one was made up of 2,925 doses; the second one brought 42,900 doses, and today, Dec. 30, a third shipment will arrive at Benito Juarez International Airport of Mexico City with 7,800 more.

The body recalled that on Jan.4, over 50,000 doses will be brought, and every Monday for the next three weeks, new shipments will arrive to meet the demand according to the inoculation plan.

All states are a priority, but, for technical and population reasons, the immunization will take place in the capital of the country first and then be extended to the rest of the states.

Undersecretary of Prevention Hugo Lopez-Gatell announced that in phase two of the vaccination plan, senior citizens will be covered, starting with those aged 80 and over, then those aged 70 and 60 due to the fact that, according to studies conducted by the Vaccine Technical Advisory Group, immunization in this group reduces mortality by 80 percent.


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