September 25, 21 - 11:01 am - LABS

After Chile and Brazil, it’s Mexico’s turn to start vaccinating teenagers

On October 1st, teenagers between 12 and 17 years old will be able to register to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mexico. By the middle of the month this group will begin to be immunized, said the undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell.

He explained that through the government’s platform, children between 12 and 17 years old who suffer from some type of disability or comorbidity can be registered. Unlike the national vaccination strategy for adults over 18 years of age, the application modules will be located in hospitals and will be permanent.

“We are going to use the infrastructure of the health system itself, that is, in the medical units where these people are treated, which are mostly second-level hospitals and referral hospitals, it is where we are going to put the permanent vaccination stations, they will not be temporary If not, they will be permanent,” he explained.