By KELIN DILLON
As part of Mexico’s ongoing vaccination program against covid-19, the government has now opened vaccine registration for all inhabitants between the ages of 30 and 39, announced Public Health Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell on Tuesday, June 22.
“Registration is simple, with your unique population registration card and registered address,” said López-Gatell, encouraging all eligible residents to sign up on Mexico’s vaccine registration portal.
The health official also mentioned that registration would remain open for older Mexicans who had not yet received the vaccine, though touted that 32 percent of the population had already received an inoculating shot.
“One out of every three people in Mexico have been practically vaccinated,” said López-Gatell.
More than 17 million Mexicans have received a complete vaccination to this day, meaning two fully administered doses, while more than 11.1 million have just received one shot so far. The vaccination is notably less effective against coronavirus with only one dose, leaving the country with a wide gap to catch up on.
Startlingly, it was recently revealed that six Sonorans had passed away from covid-19 despite already having completed their personal vaccination process.
The Secretariat of Health also just reported that Mexico’s epidemic curve had spiked 9 percent in recent weeks, perhaps signaling an incoming dreaded third wave of covid-19 across the country.
An estimated 25,368 positive cases were active in Mexico as of Tuesday, June 22, with expectations for the number to increase in the near future.