The President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, gave the news during the “morning” of this Tuesday, saying that the challenge continues to be to reach the most remote communities.
Mexico.- It has already been approved to apply a booster dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 to the elderly, this was announced by the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, during the morning conference on Tuesday.
The national president explained that, although the dates are not yet established, this should be as soon as possible to protect the population that is most at risk in the midst of the pandemic.
He clarified that the vaccination strategy is not due to the alarm of the arrival of the Omicron variant in the country, but it has been verified, by medical experts, that it is necessary to have a third dose of the biological for greater security that If a person catches the SARS-CoV-2 virus, they will not be hospitalized or will die from complications .
“Yes, we have contemplated it, it has not been announced, because there was a lot of alarm about the new variant, and we wanted to act prudently so as not to instill fear, but yes, it is part of the plan we have,” he said.
López Obrador added that, as the reinforcement strategy progresses, it will be analyzed to apply it to other groups of the population as well .
Finally, the president said that Mexicans can rest easy knowing that there are enough doses of the vaccine to complete the coverage, since around 40 billion pesos have been invested in the purchase.