Mexico Will Apply Covid Boosters to Teachers, Health Workers
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said Wednesday, Dec, 22, that booster vaccines against covid-19 will soon be applied to both health workers and education personnel, as it continues to be administered to those over 60 years old.
“We have to continue moving forward, as we are doing with booster vaccines for senior citizens, health personnel and teachers,” the president said during his usual daily press conference at the National Palace.
Asked about the possibility of vaccinating minors, López Obrador said that it will depend on the advise of specialists and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations.
To date, nearly 82 million Mexicans have received at least one vaccine dose, out of a population of 89.4 million over 18 years old, according to the most recent official data.
As of Tuesday, Dec. 21, Mexico had registered 3,937,082 covid-19 cases and 298,161 deaths from the disease, although most experts believe the real numbers are far higher given that there is very little testing.