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The beginning of the inoculation of the nearly 15 million older adults was projected for the end of January (Photo: Twitter @ imssedomexpte)
This morning, the most recent shipment of Pfizer’s vaccine to combat COVID-19 arrived at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM). The package consists of 439,725 doses and distribution to the 32 states immediately began. The Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), on your own, confirmed the arrival of the antigen in at least 5 states of the Republic.
During the afternoon of January 12, various regional offices of the IMSS confirmed receipt of the vaccine at their facilities. Thus, the states of Morelos, Zacatecas, Puebla, Tamaulipas and the State of Mexico already have the biological and will be added as of January 13 to the established plan by the health authorities for the application of the vaccine at the national level.
Through communications disseminated on their verified Twitter accounts, the State Representative Offices have documented the delivery of the packages. In addition to the medical personnel and officials, the photographs and videos show the presence of members of the National Defense Secretariat (SEDENA) and the Navy, to whom President Andrés Manuel López Obrador entrusted the work of inoculating the entire population.
The Morelos Office notified that the first doses arrived at the facilities of the 21st Infantry Battalion of SEDENA. Later, they will be distributed in the Regional General Hospital with Family Medicine (HGR / MF) of Cuernavaca, as well as in the General Hospital of Zone (HGZ) number 5 of Zacatepec, where it will be applied to workers of the institute.
In Tamaulipas, he Director of the Regional General Hospital number 6 in Madero, Juan Ramírez, was in charge of receiving the delivery of the antidote. Meanwhile, in the State of Mexico, the first doses of the scheme arrived at the facilities of the Regional General Hospital number 220, in the municipality of Toluca.
Zoé Robledo, General Director of the IMSS, Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, and Jorge Alcocer Varela, Secretary of Health, agreed that the vaccination objective is to immunize all health personnel in the country by the end of January. This may be achieved with the arrival of the following shipments, which include delivery more than 400,000 doses per week. In this way, the term will have been applied about 1.4 million injections with the antigen.
The next shipments contemplate the delivery of more than 400,000 doses per week (Photo: Twitter @ imssedomexpte)
In accordance with the provisions of the strategy implemented in the National Vaccination Policy against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the first people to receive the dose will be health care workers. In this way, medical personnel, nurses, food technicians, laboratory workers, chemists, ambulance drivers, orderlies and medical assistants will be the first to receive the two doses of the scheme created by Pfizer-BioNTech.
However, contrary to what was established in the strategy published on December 8, 2020, the vaccination period was crossed. In that way the start of the inoculation of the nearly 15 million older adults was projected for the end of January. The next group to be immunized will be people under the age of 60 with chronic diseases and, later, teachers from states with a green epidemiological traffic light.
As shown in the last cut, 92,879 people have been inoculated across the country. That figure represents the application of 8 out of 10 doses available until before the last shipment has been received.
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