People Between 50 and 59 Wonder About Their Turn for the VaccineBy Jorge Ramos Zwanziger | Mon, 04/12/2021 - 17:56
Mexico started vaccination back on Dec. 24 2020. To date, the country has applied a total of 10.6 million doses and 1.6 million people have received a second dose, meaning that about 8 percent of the population has received at least one dose. However, there is still a long way to go before achieving the goal of fully vaccinating all adults over the age of 60 to help them avoid severe cases of COVID-19.
“We believe we will vaccinate all adults over the age of 60 by the 20th of this month,” said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on his Friday daily, according to Forbes Mexico.
What Comes Next?
As more and more elders are fully vaccinated, some wonder when will the next age group be summoned. Vaccination for those between 50 to 59 years of age will begin between April 15 and April 20, according to President López Obrador. “We believe they will begin between the 15th and the 20th of this month,” said the President, reports Expansión Política.
Which vaccine will they receive? That depends on location. Just as with those over the age of 60, the vaccine administered will depend on the one available where the person lives. Mexico has received around 16.41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: 6.48 million from Pfizer, 3.58 million from AstraZeneca, 4 million from Sinovac, 900,000 from Gamaleya (Sputnik V) and 1.44 million from CanSino, reports Expansión Política. Last Friday, an airplane with 327,600 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines landed at Mexico City International Airport (AICM), adding a total of 1.30 million doses received from this lab over the course of one week, reports el Universal. The government hopes that this will allow vaccination to keep going in the country.
Once this stage is over, vaccination for those between the ages of 40 to 49 will begin. “We believe those (between 50 and 59 years old) are 13 million people. We will have enough vaccines and we will move right on to (vaccinating) people between 40 and 50,” said President López Obrador, according to Expansión Política.