By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
As of Tuesday, June 1, the Mexico City government has begun vaccinating people between the ages of 40- and 49-years-old against the covid-19 coronavirus.
All eligible residents of the capital who live in the Álvaro Obregón, Benito Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, Cuajimalpa, Coyoacán, Milpa Alta and Magdalena Contreras precincts will be offered the AstraZeneca two-dose vaccine through Saturday, June 5.
In total, just over 202,000 Mexico City residents in those precincts are expected to be inoculated.
According to Víctor Hugo Borja, head of the Insabi National Medical Coordination, additionally, 241,224 older adults who have already received their first dose of a two-dose AstraZeneca vaccine will be able to receive their second dose.
Vaccination sites have been set up at the Mexico City University Olympic Stadium and the Police University in Álvaro Obregón, the Pepsi Center in Benito Juárez, the Vasconcelos Library and the Benito Juárez Elementary School in Benito Juárez.
In Milpa Alta the vaccines will be administered at the Deportivo Villa Milpa Alta, in Cuajimalpa at the Expo Santa Fe and in Magdalena Contreras at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) Campus Santa Teresa.
Meanwhile, the risk level of covid infections in Mexico City has dropped to the low “yellow” range, due in large part to vaccination campaigns and compliance with coronavirus protocols.