There will be 27 million doses for minors

MEXICO CITY. The secretary of External relationships, Marcelo Ebrard, reported that in the remainder of the year another 27 million Pfizer vaccines against covid-19 will be brought to Mexico from the order agreed for just over 50 million for this 2021, which may be used for the vaccination of adolescents from 12 to 17 years old who have a medical condition that is considered a comorbidity, as announced this week by the Ministry of Health.

The official clarified that if more vaccines are required from this pharmaceutical company for 2022, the negotiation and order will be carried out by Health, not by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

With Pfizer we have contracted 50.4 million vaccines this year, of which more than 32 or 33 million have been delivered in a timely manner. The rest must be delivered between now and December, in accordance with the 2021 contract.

The 2022 contract will already be taken by the Ministry of Health because it would no longer be the responsibility of the Foreign Ministry to participate, because we are no longer in an emergency and uncertainty stage like the one we had unfortunately last year and part of this year ”, he stressed.

He stressed that it is in the interest of the Mexican government to put on the table with Pfizer that this vaccine can be produced in Mexico in the near future, for which the high-level dialogue in which the Mexican Foreign Ministry continues to participate is maintained.

On the subject, the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador He pointed out that in October the vaccination will begin for boys and girls with chronic diseases, for which a program is already in place.

From the National Palace, the president also indicated that “the vaccination for those over 18 will be concluded with at least one dose at the end of the month, thanks to the strategy carried out.”

We are supporting ourselves with the Navy that is in charge of the state of Guerrero, because it was where we lagged the most; in Chiapas is Zoé Robledo dedicated. In Veracruz and Oaxaca there is the Sedena ”, he specified. “It is over in the 500 municipalities of Oaxaca and in the 212 municipalities of Veracruz with a first dose.”

While the “National Guard and the secretary of Citizen Security and Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez are in charge of Puebla and Jalisco. We are all getting involved, ”he said.

THERE ARE ALREADY 100 MILLION IMMUNIZED

The Health Secretary reported that in the last 24 hours, 9,796 COVID-19 infections were reported, therefore, the accumulated number of cases rose to 3 million 655 thousand 395.

The 10 entities that accumulate the highest number of infected people are: Mexico City, State of Mexico, Nuevo León, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Tabasco, Puebla, Veracruz, Sonora and San Luis Potosí.

The number of deaths increased to 276,972 due to the record of 596 deaths.

The national hospital occupancy, in general beds, remained at 34% and in intensive care at 30%.

The epidemic curve was -23% with 62,098 active cases estimated.

The people who have recovered from the disease are 3 million 006 thousand 960.

The adults who have completed the vaccination scheme are 45 million 284 thousand 037, according to official data.

The number of people with new schemes amounts to 18 million 435 thousand 383.

The above added 63 million 719 thousand 420 adults already immunized, which represents 71% of the total of people over 18 years of age in the country with the application of 100 million 516 thousand 964 doses against coronavirus.

With 94%, Mexico City is the entity that has achieved the highest immunization coverage in adults. In contrast, Chiapas is found, with 48% of adults vaccinated.

It should be noted that from December 23, 2020 to September 29, Mexico has received a total of 116 million 353 thousand 405 doses of vaccines against covid-19.

-Patricia Rodríguez

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