Starting next Monday, June 27, the federal government will start vaccinating girls and boys between 5 and 11 years old against Covid-19, as announced by the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatell.

López-Gatell Ramírez pointed out that until June 21, he had registered on the portal of the Health Secretary 3 million 15,979 children in that age range.

Similarly, he explained that the Phase 7 of the National Vaccination Plan It will last approximately three months and recommended that those who have Covid-19 wait 15 days to apply the vaccine.

For his part and during his morning conference, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reported that the biological with which minors will be vaccinated, Pfizer, arrived Thursday morning at Mexico City International Airport.

The president specified that around 804,000 doses against Covid-19 arrived in the first shipment.

These doses are part of the contract signed by the federal government and the pharmaceutical company for more than 8 million to immunize this population segment.

In a brief reference, López Obrador reported that both the Secretary of National Defense as the Marine Secretary will be in charge of distributing the biological in the country.

Upon receiving the biologicals, the general director of the Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers (Issste), Pedro Zenteno Santaellacalled on mothers and fathers, as well as caregivers, to register girls and boys from five to 11 years old on the site mivacuna.salud.gob.mx to receive the biological for free.

Similarly, it was detailed that by June 24 the arrival of 1 million 200,000 vaccines is expected, as part of the strategy to guarantee sufficient vaccines for children in Mexico.

The federal Ministry of Health pointed out, at the time, that the active ingredient of the biological for girls and boys is identical to that of the adult vaccine, with a lower concentration because it is adapted to this sector.

“The scheme is two doses with an interval of 21 days and up to a month and a half to confer protection against Covid-19, similar to that of adults, according to clinical trials.”

(With information from Maritza Pérez)


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