Sonora continues push to get young children vaccinated before new school year

By Kendal Blust
Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 3:11pm
Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 3:12pm
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Sonoran officials say they are continuing to roll out vaccinations for children ages 5 and up in the hopes of getting shots in arms before the new school year begins in August. It’s been a month since Sonora started vaccinating children ages 5 to 11, using the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.

So far, about 95,000 children — or 37% of kids in that age range — have received one dose. And officials say with the new school year set to start in Sonora at the end of August, they hope to get at least one dose to the remaining children within the next month.

In Mexico, vaccines for children under five are not yet available.

In Sonora, vaccination rates have been relatively high for adolescents — with about 75% of children ages 15 to 17 fully vaccinated. However, fewer than 20% of children 12 to 14 have had a full course of immunization.

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