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First batch of Pfizer vaccines for the elderly arrives in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — With the arrival of more than 6,800 vials of vaccines into the state of Quintana Roo, Playa del Carmen mayor Laura Beristain Navarrete, has announced the start of the elderly vaccination program.

Beristain Navarrete says starting March 8, the first of the two Pzifer vaccine applications to adults over 60 will begin in the municipality of Solidaridad. She says with the program, they are hoping to reduce the risk of contagion to that age group by about 80 percent.

She says there will be modules set up where people can go for their first shot. They will be located at the IMSS General Hospital number 18 located in the Arco Vial in Villamar II, the Centro Nacional de Alto Turismo (Cenatur) located on Avenida Flor de Ciruelo and the Municipal Health Center of Villas del Sol. People can get their shots from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

“It is vital that we seize this opportunity. The vaccine is free for those who meet the age requirement and prove their residence in the municipality. This achievement is the beginning to move towards a complete normality,” added Laura Beristain.

The Director of Physical and Mental Health, Héctor González Rodríguez mentioned that people who meet the age requirement must present themselves with official identification (INE), CURP and proof of address, regardless of whether or not they registered online.

The 6,825 vials of the Pfizer vaccine destined for Playa del Carmen arrived Sunday at Cancun International by helicopter. It is the first batch of dose number one earmarked for those aged 60 and over.