As Vaccination Restarts, Sonora Now At Moderate Coronavirus Risk

Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 4:01pm
Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 4:02pm

After a several week delay, vaccination is starting up again in neighboring Sonora.

That comes the same week that the state fell to yellow, or moderate risk, on the federal coronavirus semaforo, or traffic light. Cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to steadily fall, according to data tracked by the University of Sonora.

Sonoran Gov. Claudia Pavlovich said that the roughly 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are being given to older residents of smaller, rural communities in the vast, sparsely populated state.

A second shipment of Pfizer’s vaccine is also expected to arrive this week and will provide a delayed second dose to front-line health care workers in the state.

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