translated from Spanish: In Jalisco they wait up to 60 hours to receive COVID vaccine

Jonathan arrived from Wednesday, March 17 at no other time to Juan Tablada Street. He decided to put up a chair and start waiting. Your goal: to get your two grandparents to be empned. For now, it’s been formed for 45 hours and behind it, there are at least another 1,500 people.
He ensures he won’t move until he succeeds. I mean, if you’re lucky, it’s going to take 60 hours for that to happen. Where it is is the headquarters of the Code Alcalde, one of the 9 locations that Guadalajara will have to apply the COVID-19 vaccine this March 20 and 21 to adults over 60 years of age.
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Jonathan says he came to form to be a security that they would vaccinate his grandparents, who have not fallen ill and hope to be able to get out again.
His fear is not uncommon. On Tuesday, March 16, Health Secretary Fernando Petersen Aranguren reported in the morning that 80,000,925 doses had arrived in the city and would later report what logistics would look like.
At no other time they said the application would be in alphabetical order and did not give further details. But the next day, on Wednesday, March 17, the Jalisco Ministry of Health announced that «there will be no application according to the letter of the surname» and presented the nine vaccination points.
Agua Azul Park, Code Mayor, San Jacinto Park, Parque Avila Camacho, Code Paradero, Antigua Penal de Oblatos, Esplanade of the Cabañas Cultural Institute, University Center of Art, Architecture and Design (CUADD) and the Army and Air Force Museum.
I mean, they told the citizens that whoever trains first wins. And according to Inegi statistics, that means only one in three adults in the city will be able to access the vaccine. That’s why, upon hearing the news Jonathan ran out to set aside a place for his grandparents.
But waiting long hours in the heat, the sun and the arrival of people has not been so easy. Neighbors of the Miraflores colony realized this and decided to organize to avoid chaos and fighting.
Jonathan says he came to form to be a security that they would vaccinate his grandparents, who have not fallen ill and hope to be able to get out again.
«What we did was start writing down the older person’s name and we gave them a number. That number was also stuck on the wall where they expected reloads, so as to prevent him from getting in line,» he said, «What they did was start writing down the formed person’s name and they were given a number. That number was stuck on the wall where they formed, to prevent them from getting in line,» says Cuauhtémoc Lorenzana, one of the ten neighbors they decided to organize.
For their part, the Guadalajara authorities arrived on Thursday to see the line at headquarters. At that time they promised the arrival of hydration points and public baths, but it is the date they have settled.
This Friday the municipal authorities returned and received complaints from the people who line up and replied that «it is the matter of the Federation». Operation Roadrunners are expected to begin tomorrow at 8 a.m.
This Friday the municipal authorities returned and received complaints from the people who line up and replied that «it is the matter of the Federation». The roadrunner operation is expected to begin tomorrow at eight o’clock in the morning.
Turn 1476
José Murguía is over 80 years old. He arrived on Friday at 3pm to wait his turn and came across the surprise of being number 1476 at the headquarters of the Code Mayor.
But Joseph can’t with the heat and the hunger, so he took his file and kept it to him. «I’m going to leave and if you already respect the place tomorrow, that good, and also, I can’t stand to be here waiting.»
José is a neighbor in the area and hopes to receive the vaccine. And like him, there are others affected. Like Emilia who is 72 and suffers from osteoporisis. She comes with her husband to «take out a token,» but was told she had to search and form throughout the night and early morning.
Hundreds of people line up in Guadalajara in one of the modules where the Covid-19 vaccine will be applied.
«For me it’s not fair, I can’t wait here, it’s impossible and those who have family to help them, because I don’t have it, they’re going to be the ones who receive it and not the ones who need it the most, I’m very upset about the situation,» Emilia explains.
Travel 80 kilometers to get the vaccine
Contrary to the chaos that is lived in the headquarters of Guadalajara, some municipalities in the interior of the state, such as Tepatitlán, Tequila, Chapala and Ocotlán had plenty of doses so people from the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara traveled to receive the vaccine.
One example is 63-year-old Francis. That upon learning that he’s still vaccines were available in Ocotlán, he left in his car in Zapopan and drove 80 kilometers to reach the municipality’s vaccination headquarters. With her I take her relatives Antonio and Justina. They all managed to get vaccinated in half an hour.
Ignacio and Juana, are a marriage that went from Michoacán to Ocotlán and also managed to get vaccinated. Ignatius confesses that I didn’t think I was going to live to see that the vaccine existed, let alone receive it.
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