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COVID-19 vaccines for Mérida residents in their 40s kicks off tomorrow

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COVID-19 vaccination site at Siglo XXI convention center. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

COVID-19 vaccines will be available to residents of Mérida in their 40s starting Wednesday.

Vaccinations will be scheduled according to birth month, with people born in January and February receiving the vaccine on the first day.

Infographic released by Yucatán’s state government to inform the public about the vaccination campaign. Graphic: Courtesy

The vaccine on offer will be AstraZeneca, according to unofficial news reports.

The free vaccines will be administered until June 15 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at eight locations. 

Locations of vaccination sites in Mérida for people in their 40s. Graphic: Courtesy

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People wishing to receive the vaccine must first register at mivacuna.salud.gob.mx, and print and fill out a health questionnaire.

Adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines administered in Yucatán have been relatively common, but have for the most part been relatively mild to moderate.

Common side effects include fever, muscle pain, exhaustion and aching or numbness in the injection area, according to the World Health Organization.

As of Monday, Mexico’s government has administered 34.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines but completely immunized only 11.1% of its population.

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