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Mexican population to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by October

Mexican population to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by October

Mexico, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government intends to have the entire population over 18 years of age vaccinated against Covid-19, at least with a first dose by October, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday.
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At his daily morning press conference, the president noted that all the contracts have been signed for the supply of the vaccines and the goal is expected to be met within that period, but people’s willingness is needed to achieve it.

Lopez Obrador called on those who have refused to be vaccinated to do so, because the vaccine does help to face this third wave of contagions which, although very intense, is killing fewer people, due to the efficacy of vaccination, among other things.

He pointed out that he does not rule out the possibility that children and minors under 18 years of age may deserve special protection if international organizations, such as the World Health Organization, approve their vaccination, and if so, Mexico will vaccinate especially those with comorbidities.

Mexico has a population of 127 million, but only 118 million are over 18 years of age, the minimum age for immunization.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 2,861,498 people have had Covid-19 and 241,279 have died due to severe complications from the disease. The epidemic curve recorded a 17-percent increase from July 18-24 compared to the previous week.

On Sunday, 225,747 vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus were administered, so the total number rose to 67,594,385. This means that 53 percent of the Mexican population has received at least one dose of any of the six vaccines available in the country.

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