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Covid vaccination program for Cancun residents to resume as more vials arrive

Cancun, Q.R. — A second batch of vaccines are scheduled to arrive this week for Cancun residents. Governor Carlos Joaquín González reported that another batch will arrive after the city kicked off its vaccine program Monday, for those 60 and over.

He said that while Cancun has received more than 6,000 vaccines, it is clearly not enough to vaccinate the city’s more than 55,000 elderly adults. Around the state, he says 10 of the 11 municipalities have already administered the first dose of vaccines to the elderly population, noting that Bacalar, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres were the first to receive Astrazeneca and that the second dose will be applied over the next week or so.

Joaquin said that both Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, who have received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, would also be receiving a second dose this week or next.

The Sinovac vaccine, he explained, was applied in Carrillo Puerto and Tulum and will have to wait a few more weeks for the second dose to arrive. He said that vaccines from the 1.2 million Astrazeneca batch that arrived Sunday night from the U.S. could be used as the second dose for Bacalar, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres.

Cancun mayor Mara Lezama added that “once the next shipment of vaccines against Covid 19 arrives for Cancun, we will announce the day of its application and the opening of the next modules.”