Mexico applies more than a million doses of vaccines against COVID-19

Mexico has applied more than a million doses of vaccines against COVID-19 to date, after almost two months of starting its national vaccination plan, health authorities reported.

At a press conference, the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, indicated that a total of 1,058,139 doses were administered since last December 24, although only 99,666 people received the two necessary doses of the Vaccine to ensure immunity.

Mexico began on Monday the second stage of its national plan that includes the immunization of more than 15 million older adults living in the country.

Likewise, the undersecretary explained that Mexico is in « a new cycle of massive expansion » with regard to the distribution and application of the Vaccine Throughout the national territory.

He also said that health personnel are already applying the protective substance in the 32 Mexican states.

In addition, the epidemiologist commented that the Vaccine It has reached 291 of the 333 highly marginalized municipalities in the country and continues to be distributed.

Mexico seeks to vaccinate its inhabitants through a national plan that will conclude in March 2022 with an investment of 32,000 million pesos (about 1,600 million dollars).

The national vaccination plan against Covid-19 It consists of five stages: the first includes health personnel, the second includes people over 60 years old, between February and March, while people between 50 and 59 years old will be vaccinated between April and May.

From May to June, the 40-49 age group will be protected and in the last stage, from June to March 2022, the rest of the population will be vaccinated.

According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, Mexico accumulates 2,013,563 confirmed infections and 177,061 deaths from COVID-19.

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