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Mexican residents only have month of April to complete covid-19 vaccine scheme

Mexico City, Mexico — April will be the last month for residents to get or complete their covid-19 vaccines. As of May, only booster shots will be administered. On Tuesday, the ISSSTE reported the end of the vaccine program and start of the booster only program.

Pedro Zenteno Santaella, general director of the Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers (ISSSTE), says in coming days, health authorities will reinforce the National Covid-19 Vaccination Plan for booster inoculation.

People who do not have their complete covid-19 vaccinations will only have the month of April to apply their missing vaccine, since the cycle of inoculation against the virus will be closed.

During the morning conference on April 5, Hugo López-Gatell reported that Mexico has recorded 10 consecutive weeks with a reduction in the covid-19 epidemic.

He specified that active cases are 0.1% of the cases registered throughout the pandemic and there has been a 98% reduction in mortality rates from covid-19. He also announced that a special reinforcement application operation will be implemented in April for coverage of the third dose.

More than 85 million adults have been vaccinated in Mexico

“We continue insisting that the reinforcements be applied (…) We certainly don’t want covid to return, but if this were to happen, people not fully immunized, including boosters, could still be at risk of significant illness,” he said.

According to the National Vaccination Strategy, to date, more than 85.6 million people or 90 percent of Mexican residents aged 18 and over have been vaccinated.