Mexico estimates to vaccinate minors with Abdala, Pfizer and Sinovac | News

The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced this Tuesday that the Government plans to apply to the child population between the ages of five and 11, the anticovid doses of the Abdala vaccines, produced in Cuba, the Sinovac manufactured in China and the Pfizer vaccine.


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“There has never been opposition to vaccinating children and adolescents; We continue in this process of having a broad overview of what are the available vaccines and potentially considering the acquisition, ”said the highest authority.

In this sense, the president indicated that to date no exact day has been established for the immunization campaign; however, he specified that when the drugs are purchased, they will be available in health centers, so there will be no mass centers.

For his part, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, the efforts to obtain the necessary anticovid doses to immunize children in the established age range, will begin once the massive vaccination plan in the nation is completed. Central American.

According to the entity, the Ministry of Health will use the Covax initiative as the main management mechanism, promoted by the United Nations Organization, which holds a contract equivalent to 78 million dollars with Mexico for the supply of immunizers.

“We have done exploration directly with Pfizer, they replied that yes, they would eventually be delivered in the second half of 2022; Cuba has the Abdala vaccine, with 96 percent coverage, including children from the age of two, so Abdala could be an excellent option,” added the official.

It is worth emphasizing that Mexico reports a decrease in infections, death and hospital admissions for Covid-19 for three months; likewise, 53 percent of the population completed their vaccination schedule and received the booster dose.