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Officials report 70 percent of state’s elderly vaccinated

Cancun, Q.R. — Federal officials say approximately 70 percent of the state’s elderly have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Quintana Roo federal delegate Arturo Abreu Marín says the vaccination program is moving forward in a positive way with resounding turnouts.

“We have vaccinated the elderly in most of the municipalities. In the others, we are trying to get them to help us with the logistics of installing tents and public toilets for use during the vaccination days,” he said.

Last week, Playa del Carmen began the first phase of its vaccine program for those 60 and over with more than 3,500 being vaccinated during the two-day program. In Tulum, a similar report has been made with mayor Victor Mas Tah reporting a full house. Exact figures have not yet been provided since their two-day vaccine program for the elderly is not yet complete.

He says vaccines that arrive in the state are immediately channeled to the next municipality for distribution. Abreu Marin says that next are Lázaro Cárdenas, José María Morelos and on Monday, Chetumal, noting that Cancun will be the last city to receive the vaccines. A date has not yet been set.

Although responses for the municipal programs have been positive, he does acknowledge that not everyone is arriving for the free vaccines.