Mexican President: States Will Receive Vaccine Next Week

Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 5:01pm
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Every state in Mexico is expected to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine by the beginning of next week.

Doses of the coronavirus vaccine are already arriving in some parts of Mexico. And President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that every state in the country would receive vaccine shipments by next Monday, Jan. 11.

By the end of the month, López Obrador said, an expected 750,000 health care workers across Mexico are expected to have received the needed two doses of the vaccine. After health care workers, he added, the elderly and those in rural areas would be a top priority.

In neighboring Sonora, Gov. Claudia Pavlovich says health officials are already prepared to immediately begin administering the vaccine to frontline workers when it arrives. She promised it would only be given to those that meet the criteria for each phase of vaccinations.

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