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Tourism workers in Cancun, Tulum, Isla Mujeres being vaccinated

Cancun, Q.R. — Thousands of tourism workers have been vaccinated in Cancun, Tulum and Isla Mujeres. For the past two days, tourism workers have been part of the vaccination program along with the general vaccine scheme for those aged 30 to 39.

Tourist workers in Tulum and Isla Mujeres who had not yet been vaccinated in any of the other vaccine schemes were included during this recent scheme. This week, Tulum and Isla Mujeres tourist providers received their first dose of AstraZeneca.

Marcy Bezaleel Pacheco, president of the National Chamber of the Restaurant and Food Industry reported that most of the state’s tourism workers are between the ages of 18 and 29, which is why this age group had not yet been vaccinated, since the federal vaccine scheme started with older adults.

He says that 500 workers from the restaurant union of the municipality of Benito Juárez (Cancun) were part of the vaccination session. In some cases, hotel workers such as those from Grand Palladium in Riviera Maya, were also vaccinated.

The State Secretariat of Health says that next week, tourism service employees from Othón P. Blanco will begin with their vaccines.

For several months, businesses and government heads have been requesting a special vaccination scheme for tourist service providers to immunize the workforce and shield the tourism sector, which is the main economic activity in the state.