The Mexican state of Chihuahua, bordering the United States, announced that starting this Monday in 224 medical units and clinics began the application of 17,520 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to children between 5 and 11 years of age. According to the state vaccination coordinator, Hugo Elí Lechuga Barrera, the priority is to “immunize children who turn five this year” and those who do not have their scheme complete.
Lettuce Barrera stressed that 7,335 doses of this immune system have been applied in the state, of which 4,634 were placed in Ciudad Juárez in previous months. These vaccines would be part of the donation of 516,000 doses that the Government of South Korea delivered to Mexico in August of last year.
With the supply of Pfizer, the use of the Abdala vaccine in children is ruled out in Chihuahua. Of the Cuban formula, which does not have an endorsement from the World Health Organization (WHO) to be applied as a reinforcement against covid-19, the Government of Mexico acquired 9,000,000. Last May, the vaccine received a favorable opinion of the New Molecules Committee, dependent on the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris), to be used in children under 11 years of age.
With the supply of Pfizer, the use of the Abdala vaccine in children is ruled out in Chihuahua
The state official indicated that there are doses of Abdala. In Chihuahua, 36,971 doses have been applied, 4,114 people received this option as their first coronavirus vaccine. While 31,227 were registered as reinforcement and another 1,630 are part of the scheme as a second dose. The federal Ministry of Health gave him in February 118,960.
In Guasave (Sinaloa) the situation is similar to that of Chihuahua. This Monday, the delivery of Pfizer biologicals to vaccinate 100 children was confirmed. The director of the General Hospital, Jesús Antonio López Rodríguez, said that these doses will be for minors who have just turned five years old.
The Cuban formula continues without convincing the Mexicans. In the state of Nuevo León, the reinforcement campaign against covid 19 was announced and for this there would be 176,000 doses. In the second week of May only five people arrived, although the official report has up to last week 63,000 biologicals applied.
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