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Covid-19 vaccination scheme underway across Mexico

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A final push for residents to complete the covid-19 vaccination scheme is underway across the country. In Quintana Roo, the Mexican Social Security Institute, together with the Government of the State of Quintana Roo and the Ministry of Health, began a mass vaccination strategy for adults.

Public vaccination modules are located in IMSS Medical Units and at the Cancun International Airport in Terminal 2. Numerous tourism, restaurant and construction companies also have access to vaccines for their employees.

Dr. Leydi Corral Villanueva, IMSS Public Health Coordinator, said that an institutional phase began across the country in which public health institutions have access to the covid-19 vaccine only for the month of April.

She said anyone who has not completed their vaccine scheme can do so during the month with Astra Zeneca. Those interested can go to the first and second level medical units in Chetumal, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Cancun where they will receive the immunization and be given proof of vaccination.

During the holiday season, a vaccine kiosk was installed at the Cancun International Airport to vaccinate and protect people traveling through the state.

On Wednesday, Governor Carlos Joaquin said that only 52 percent of the state’s residents have received a third dose of the vaccine, a figure that needs to be increased to 70 percent to meet the national average.

The covid-19 vaccination scheme is only available for the month of April, after which time, residents will only be able to get booster shots.