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By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF

As of Thursday, April 28, all children in Mexico age 12 and over, regardless of their personal health status, will be able to register on line to receive a covid-19 vaccination, Public Health Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell announced Tuesday, April 26.

“These vaccines are no longer just for girls and boys with pre-existing conditions,” said López-Gatell during the daily press conference of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).

“Now, all healthy youngsters 12 years of age and older will get the vaccine. There will be universal coverage.”

Vaccination pre-registration will be available on the government’s official vaccine registration page.

According to government figures, vaccination coverage in Mexico has included total of 85,804,263 doses applied in the primary scheme, with 98,378,523 people age¿ 14 and older having been inoculated, that is, 87 percent of the eligible population.

In addition, about 56 percent of Mexican adults have received a covid booster shot.

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