Mexican government lays out plans for COVID-19 vaccine
Roughly 250,000 doses of the Pfizer’s vaccine will arrive in Mexico this month
LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -Mexican officials announced Tuesday that healthcare workers will receive top priority when the country receives its first doses of the Pfizer vaccine this month and other vulnerable populations in the following months.
Coronavirus vaccines are big news all across the world and the same thing applies to Mexico especially after the government announced its distribution of the upcoming supplies.
Roughly 250,000 doses of the Pfizer’s vaccine will arrive in Mexico this month.
After that, one million doses of that same vaccine will arrive each month from January to March and then in April, roughly 12 million additional doses of Pfizer’s vaccine will eventually arrive in our neighboring country.
The Mexican government says that it is prioritizing healthcare workers.
They will be the first group to get access to this first round of vaccines, followed by those people who are 60 years of age or higher.
It’s something of a reality check considering doses will be roughly enough to vaccinate about 7.6 million Mexican Nationals out of a population of roughly 130 million Mexicans.
Also, the government is saying that it hopes to vaccinate 75% of its population aged 16 and higher by the first quarter, not of the next year, but of 2022.
The option exists for Mexico’s government to try and bring in more vaccines from sources apart from Pfizer, it’s something they’re actively working on.
The current reports show roughly 7.6 million Mexicans will receive the vaccine.
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