The Nuevo León government began the application of COVID vaccines for frontline health personnel on Tuesday.
The entity received a thousand 950 vaccines from the federal government that will be distributed equally among staff serving PATIENTS with COVID-19 in different hospitals in the state.
During the event, which took place in the city of Monterrey, the Secretary of State Health, Manuel de la O Cavazos, detailed that of the thousand 950 vaccines, a thousand 53 are for IMSS, 68 for ISSSTE, 16 for Pemex hospitals, 134 for Sedena, 332 for private hospitals and 302 for state health services.
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Vaccines will be applied in modules installed by the military hospital and a similar amount is expected to arrive in less than 21 days.
De la O Cavazos recognized the work of the health workers of Nuevo León and thanked the government of López Obrador for responding to the state’s request to receive these vaccines.
Although the health secretary celebrated the arrival of vaccines he said there are still very few as in the state they have 60,000 health workers.
He called on the population not to let their guard down as the vaccines received at the time are still very few and will only go to health personnel.
«I want to ask you not to trust each other, today we are having a critical situation in Nuevo León, we have the highest hospital occupation of the entire pandemic: one thousand 500 patients admitted to all hospitals in Nuevo León (…) we’re struggling, the vaccine is coming at a very good time, but it’s no reason to let our guard down because we’re going to have to have our past,» he said.
On December 23, Pfizer’s first batch of COVID vaccines arrived in Mexico.
On Thursday 24 the first 2 thousand 975 doses were applied to medical personnel from various public institutions, at a vaccination headquarters located in General Hospital, in CDMX, and another 2 in Querétaro and Edomex.
This Saturday came the second batch of COVID-19 vaccines, with 42 thousand 900 doses, which were distributed between CDMX, Coahuila and now Nuevo León.
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