With booster dose, one in two older adults with scheme: SSA

Of the total number of older adults in Mexico – aged 60 and over -, until yesterday only half had received the booster dose of the vaccine against the Covid-19 disease, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

When reporting the progress in coverage of booster doses, Hugo López-Gatell said that, as of January 11, 6,701,262 older adults (51%) had already received the biological.

In the case of health personnel, the coverage of booster doses against the coronavirus is even lower; only 421,915 people (32%) have received it.

The Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion took the opportunity to call his colleagues and staff in general from the public and private health sector to come “now! for your reinforcement.

Regarding pregnant women, they were also called to be vaccinated because only 679,265 (34%) have received at least one dose.

Vaccination coverage in the population aged 15 to 17 years is 56%; With at least one dose, three million 705,649 adolescents of the aforementioned age range have already been vaccinated.

“Other groups that we want to emphasize are pregnant women. Pregnancy is a transitory, temporary condition, with a higher risk of complications from any infectious disease of viral origin, caused by viruses, that includes Covid. Please pregnant women; please relatives of pregnant women, insist that they get vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and of course it is also effective in pregnant women”.

It is important that girls, boys and adolescents from 14 to 17 years old, I explain, also get vaccinated.

For his part, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who suffers from Covid-19 for the second time, appeared through a video message in which he stated that he was in good health although hoarse and hoarse.

Jorge Alcocer, Secretary of Health, calculated that the president could resume his public activities, without restrictions, next Monday.

infections accelerate

Mexico registered yesterday, January 11, 33,626 new infections, a record number since the pandemic began. With this, the total number of infected rose to 4 million 170,066 confirmed cases.

In the daily technical report on the progress of the epidemic in Mexico, the federal Ministry of Health detailed that the number of deaths increased to 300,574 deaths, after 162 new deaths were reported.

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