Mexico prepares a booster vaccination plan against COVID-19 and will begin the administration of third doses in older adults, announced yesterday by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who did not offer dates or further details.
The President limited himself to indicating that “it will not take long, we have vaccines” and suggested that after the elderly, teachers would continue to be inoculated, who were the first to be immunized at the beginning of the year with the Chinese Cansino vaccine.
However, he clarified that the priority was to finish vaccination in small and remote communities that have not been covered.
Mexico has 86% of the adult population vaccinated with at least one dose, but only half of the population has the complete scheme and the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca or Guerrero, one of the poorest in the country and with a large indigenous population, are further behind.
In August, the Undersecretary of Health and spokesman for the pandemic, Hugo López-Gatell, said that there was no scientific evidence on the effectiveness of the vaccination boosters and suggested that promoting them was part of a campaign by pharmaceutical companies to increase their sales but to from October applying it was a recommendation of the WHO.