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Government of Mexico says covid vaccine programs will expand due to threat of third wave

Mexico City, Mexico — Faced with the threat of a third wave of Covid-19, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that his government has decided to expand vaccination programs around the country.

In a Wednesday notice, AMLO said that medical staff of the National Defense secretariats (Sedena) and Marina (Semar) will participate to see more people vaccinated on a daily basis. President López Obrador pointed out that although the number of infections is decreasing, it is necessary to “hurry” in the inoculation process in the event a third wave arrives.

“Although the number of infections is going down, we have to hurry to vaccinate so that if there is a regrowth, a third wave, it will catch us vaccinated,” he said.

“We made the decision to expand vaccinations. The Secretary of the Navy, defense, all medical personnel will intervene to vaccinate more people these days. We are going to increase the number of daily vaccinated. We have around 4 million vaccines available and we are going to apply them soon,” he stressed.

His announcement comes at the same time as Mexico anticipates the arrival of millions of additional vials of vaccines from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac and Sputnik V.