María Irene Ramírez, a nurse in intensive care at the Rubén Leñero Hospital, received the first Covid-19 vaccine. Image: Video Capture
From the National Palace, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador witnessed this morning the first application of the first vaccine against Covid-19 from Pfizer-BioNtech in our country.
At the National Palace, the vaccination was witnessed at the General Hospital, by nurse María Irene Ramírez, an intensive care nurse at the Rubén Leñero Hospital, in Mexico City, with whom the first stage of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 begins in Mexico, after the first 3 thousand out of 34 million doses purchased from the aforementioned pharmaceutical company arrived yesterday.
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The president highlighted Pfizer-BioNtech’s support and compliance with the agreement so that Mexico has an effective protection instrument to face this pandemic that has left 120,311 confirmed deaths.
“The application of the vaccine reaffirms the agreement with Pfizer; the vaccine delivery process begins, but it is the first vaccine in the world: Mexico is the first country in Latin America to have the vaccine; Pfizer is fulfilling the commitment “he commented.
The Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, and the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, were present at the application of the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and which was monitored from the National Palace.
According to the federal government, it is expected that by the first quarter of 2021 all health sector personnel fighting the pandemic will be vaccinated.
The stages contemplated by the federal government for the application, according to population sectors, of the vaccines against Covid-19 that are being acquired are the following:
Stage 1 (December-February):
- Covid-19 front-line health personnel
Stage 2 (February-April):
- Health personnel and people aged 60 and over
Stage 3 (April-May):
- People aged 60 and over
Stage 4 (May-June):
- People aged 40 and over
Stage 5 (June-March 2022):
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