The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, confirmed that he will be publicly vaccinated this Tuesday against the coronavirus covid-19 to give confidence to adults over 60 who have not wanted to be inoculated.
“Tomorrow I’m going to get vaccinated”, said the president this Monday during his morning press conference from the National Palace.
López Obrador highlighted the importance of protecting himself with the biological and pointed out that although at first he had said that he would not be vaccinated publicly, now he will do so so that “it is known that there are no risks, that the reactions are normal and see if we can convince more” people.
He stressed that the vaccination of adults over 60 years of age is already being completed, even with one dose, although he insisted that a small number of this age group have lagged behind and have not been inoculated against the coronavirus.
However, he recalled that those who were not vaccinated will be able to do so when the second doses begin to be applied.
He stated that there are 14 municipalities in the country that decided by assembly that they were not going to be vaccinated “and it was possible to convince one, the municipality of Chamula, in Chiapas, to get vaccinated.”
He insisted that he be vaccinated so that people see that “nothing is going to happen” and stressed that the vaccine “does protect.”
In recent days, the president had already announced his intention to get vaccinated. At first, he said he would do it at a vaccination center in the capital. And later, he announced that he would do it at the National Palace and it would be with the AstraZeneca vaccine, confirming the exact date this Monday.
So far Mexico adds 2,305,602 confirmed cases and 212,339 deaths associated with covid-19.
Mexico has administered a total of 14,240,830 doses of vaccines against covid-19.
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