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Booster shots for Mexico’s older adults begins in Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico — Health authorities in Mexico City have announced the start of the third or booster shot for the city’s elderly. On Monday, the government of Mexico City said that starting December 7, the elderly vaccine campaign will begin.

Eduardo Clark García Dobarganes from the Agencia Digital de Innovación Pública, said those participating in the booster program will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine regardless of the vaccine brand they have already received.

This particular program, for those over the age of 60, will last until December 12. He explained that the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) will announce, as soon as possible, the guidelines for vaccinating people with a third dose.

He also said that vaccinations for those in nursing homes, private homes and in general, for people who cannot travel to the vaccination areas, is expected to start next week.

In the coming days, vaccine booster shots for additional municipalities, venues and dates will continue will be announced. Health authorities have not yet announced booster shot dates for elderly residents of the state of Quintana Roo.

Last week, AMLO announced health authorities were analyzing the start of a booster shot program for the country’s older adults, which was to begin in mid-December.