Mexico City, December 24 Mexico launched COVID-19 vaccination on the 24th. The first batch of vaccinators were more than 2,900 medical staff who participated in the front-line anti-epidemic.
The first batch of vaccines were sent by the Mexican military to the capitals of Mexico City, Mexico and Querétaro early that morning.
At Eduardo Lisséaga Hospital in Mexico City, Maria Irene Ramirez, the head nurse of a hospital’s intensive care unit, became the first vaccinated under the country’s coronavirus vaccination program, witnessed by medical staff and government officials.
At the vaccination ceremony, Ramirez said he was both “nerm” and “happy”.
She said it was “the best gift she received in 2020” and that after vaccination, she would have more courage to participate in the war against the “invisible enemy” of COVID-19.
Mexico’s Deputy Minister of Health López Gatelli said that the coronavirus vaccination will open a “light of hope” for Mexico’s fight against the epidemic.
It is hoped that through vaccination, the establishment of an effective epidemic prevention mechanism will be promoted to curb the rapid spread of the epidemic.
On December 8, Mexico announced its national coronavirus vaccination plan, giving priority to providing vaccination services for high-risk groups such as medical staff and the elderly who are involved in the fight against the epidemic.
It is expected to achieve national coverage of vaccination in Mexico in March 2022.
According to the data released by the Mexican Ministry of Health, as of the 23rd, Mexico had a total of 135,079 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 120,311 deaths.