Mexico analyzes giving anti-Covid booster vaccine to older adults



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In many countries of the world, the third dose of booster covid-19 vaccine it is a fact and mandatory. It represents the opportunity to strengthen the immunity of patients to all the variants of the virus that exist, also protecting the population that may have been vaccinated more than six months ago and have begun to lose immunity naturally.

In Mexico, a couple of weeks ago they completed the vaccination days for people 18 years of age and older, and they are currently carrying out special days for the laggards and have just begun to vaccinate young people under 18 years of age.

It is analyzed to give booster vaccine anti-Covid to older adults

But now, the Mexican government is studying the possibility of giving booster doses to the elderly, the first age group to start receiving the anticovid vaccine in early 2021.






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This was announced by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in the morning press conference that he always offers from the National Palace. “The booster vaccine will be analyzed in some cases, especially for older adults, but that still has to be decided by doctors, specialists,” he said.

He insisted that the vaccine should not be imposed, as they have done in European countries, measures that have generated intense demonstrations in the population expressing their discontent.






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“Nothing by force, everything by reason and right. You have to convince, persuade, not impose anything. What we have to do is continue to raise awareness of the importance of getting vaccinated, “said AMLO.

The Mexican president also expressed that there is a plan to convince the laggards to get vaccinated: “There are those who do not want to be vaccinated and they must be respected, but there are those who have not been vaccinated because we have not reached their small communities and cannot go out to where they are. vaccination centers. We are in the highest vaccination rates in the world, people are getting vaccinated and we are progressing more and more ”.






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“So far 131 million 191 thousand 713 vaccines have been applied, that is, 75 million 955 thousand people. Only 15% are pending a second dose, that is why progress is slower, because we are on reception schedules ”, added Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion.

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