Vaccines for Seniors / New Post for Delfina GómezBy Sofía Hanna | Mon, 02/15/2021 - 11:46
COVID-19. With a new batch of vaccines arriving in Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked senior citizens to get vaccinated. “It is proven that these vaccines are not a danger, there is no risk, perhaps just a minor reaction. (Seniors should be) confident because they are protected and it is very important that they get vaccinated. We wouldn’t vaccinate them if we knew otherwise. But they are free, it is voluntary, it is not mandatory.”
He also mentioned that the delivery plan is facing some difficulties due to bad weather. “Today and tomorrow, the entire delivery of vaccines will be completed. Tomorrow, more vaccines will also arrive, the delivery from Pfizer has restarted and vaccine administration will be completed for those who received the first doses.” The goal is for 333 municipalities to have their vaccines delivered.
Blackout impact. The president mentioned that over 400,000 people had been affected by the blackout in the northern region of Mexico. “It was due to the winter storm, due to bad weather. CFE technicians are already working to fix it and we will be providing information throughout the day until the service is restored.”
Ministry of Public Education (SEP). Today, Delfina Gómez was officially named head of the Ministry of Public Education, and Esteban Moctezuma was named Mexico's ambassador to the US. “We are delighted, grateful, for the work done by Esteban Moctezuma and for this reason, we are also very convinced, certain, that we will have a good representative in Washington, a good ambassador,” AMLO stated.
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