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Government says 23 percent of state’s older adults vaccinated

Cancun, Q.R. — The state of Quintana Roo has vaccinated approximately 23 percent of its elderly population, reports governor Carlos Joaquin. He said that additional vaccines have arrived and were distributed between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.

He says to date, nearly 46,000 vaccines have reached the state, adding that as of next week, in accordance with the national vaccination program, additional vaccines will arrive from Pfizer, Sinovac and Cansino.

On Friday, a batch of 2,500 Pfizer vaccines was administered via the Instituto Mexicanos del Seguro Social (IMSS) in Cozumel.

Cozumel, mayor Pedro Joaquin Delbouis says that with the recent shipment of vaccines, “just over 50 percent of the island’s elderly are immunized, an important advancment for the well-being of our community.” He said that according to statistical information, there are approximately 8,000 older adults on the island.