Mexico City, Mexico — President López Obrador says that the Government of Mexico has enough vaccines to reinforce everyone. His comment was made Wednesday with the announcement of the start of booster shots for the country’s health personnel.
In a press conference, AMLO explained that they have “paid vaccines until July” of 2022, particularly with the COVAX alliance headed by the World Health Organization.
“With Covax 50 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have been guaranteed,” he said explaining that Mexico has prepaid $160 million USD for the vaccines so “there is no problem of a lack of vaccines, so we are going to continue advancing. Whoever wants to be vaccinated, there is a vaccine,” he said.
President López Obrador reiterated that the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 will be universal. He said that the booster vaccination for health personnel has already begun and that education personnel will start after they complete booster shots for the elderly.
AMLO, along with the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer, reiterated that the Omicron variant does not cause serious illness or hospitalizations despite the fact that it has been identified as more contagious than other variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
“The doctor (Jorge Alcocer) explained it, but it is important that it is known that this new variant (omicron) is, in effect very contagious but fortunately, it is not generating hospitalizations or, which is the most important thing, an increase in deaths.”