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Mexico to roll out Covid-19 vaccine program for young children

Mexico City, Mexico — The first of several expected shipments of Covid-19 vaccines for children arrived in Mexico City. On Thursday, the Government of Mexico reported the arrival of 804,000 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for children aged five to 11.

The general director of the Institute of Security and Social Services of State Workers (Issste), Pedro Zenteno Santaella, reported it is the first of a total of eight million expected vaccines.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines arrived at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) Thursday morning From Cincinnati. They will be distributed throughout the country as Mexico begins is vaccination program for young children.

Hugo López-Gatell, the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, says the vaccine program for young children will begin June 27, and will advance throughout the country as more vaccines arrive.

On June 24, another 1.2 million Covid-19 vaccines are scheduled to arrive at the AICM. The Government of Mexico says since December 23, 2020, Mexico has received a total of 225,153,035 vaccines.