The Mexican government faces the challenge of completing, in one month, the vaccination of about 9 million people over 60 years old, who are missing at least one dose of the immunizer.
“If we continue as we are going, it is likely that by mid-April we will have all the older adults vaccinated with at least one dose, but no later than the end of April,” President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said at a press conference as reported by local news outlet Expansión.
According to the federal government, there are about 15.7 million elderly in Mexico. As of March 31, 6.02 million have received a dose and 291,906 have received both. To vaccinate all of them, Mexico would need to administer more than 300,000 shots per day.
In the last week alone, at least 4. 35 million doses have arrived, while in March 8.67 million vaccines arrived from abroad and 940 thousand CanSino vaccines have been packaged and are ready to be used.
However, of the 13.5 million doses that have arrived in Mexico up to Wednesday night, 7.8 million have been administered, that is, 58.3% of the total.