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Secretary of Health says state continues to wait for Covid vaccines

Cancun, Q.R. — The State Secretary of Health says health officials continue to wait for the arrival of the Covid vaccines from the last shipment into Mexico March 2. Head of state health, Alejandra Aguirre Crespo, says “we calculate that there are 6,825 vaccines set aside, and as for the information we have, they will be directed to the municipality of Playa del Carmen.”

She said all of the vaccines that have reached the state have been applied correctly, noting “up until now, we were able to use all the vaccines that were sent. We were very careful in ensuring the temperatures required for their conservation so that their potency is not lost.”

The vaccination of a large part of the population of Quintana Roo is still pending, she noted, adding that the 13th of this month marks one year of the first case of Covid-19 in Quintana Roo.

She said that when people are vaccinated, they are given a document that specifies the type of vaccine that was applied, its pharmaceutical form, how many doses it requires and the date of vaccination.

Aguirre Crespo says the type of vaccine depends if a person gets one or two doses, however, in most cases people get two, so it is important to keep the document that they receive.

During his Friday visit to Cancun, Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador addressed the governor’s concern about the state being left off the last vaccine distribution list, promising the arrival of 10,000 doses in the upcoming week.