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2.7 million vaccines arrive and are earmarked for Mexico’s teachers

Mexico City, Mexico — On Saturday, the Government of Mexico received over 2.7 million vaccines that have been earmarked for the country’s teachers. On site for the arrival of the vaccines was Ruy López Ridaura, the general director of the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control.

He said that the 2,772,000 Moderna vaccines will be used for Mexico’s private and public school education personnel, “to personnel who work in all schools, both public and private of all levels of education.”

He recalled that between April and May of 2021, 2,743,448 people from the education sector were immunized. He said that Mexico currently has 201,299,735 vaccines available, including those that have come from abroad and those packed in country.

The latest batch of Moderna vaccines arrived early Saturday morning at the Toluca International Airport as Mexico moves forward in providing a third or booster shot to the country’s population.

The Secretary of Public Education, Delfina Gómez Álvarez, reported that Mexico will begin the booster shot program with education personnel in Colima, Baja California and the State of Mexico starting January 12.