Long Lines And Relief As Older Hermosillenses Receive First Vaccine Doses

By Murphy Woodhouse
Published: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 6:20pm

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An older Hermosillo resident gets his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Older residents of Hermosillo, the Sonoran capital, started receiving their first doses of coronavirus vaccine today.

At the University of Sonora, one of more than 30 sites in the city, hundreds of cars stretched roughly a mile. Concepción González and her son were about two hours into what would likely be a three-hour wait.

“Well, I feel good now that we’re getting there,” she said, with the end of the line nearly in sight. “Excited, but calm.” 

Roughly 67,000 will be given to those 60 years of age and older in coming days, along with another 38,000 in two other large Sonoran cities, according to a state release.

By comparison, more than 500,000 doses have been administered in Pima County, which has a similar population to Hermosillo. There are roughly 104,000 Hermosillo residents eligible by age, according to recent census data.   

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