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Good news: Over 65’s to be vaccinated without an appointment

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Only seniors 65 and over in Valladolid, Motul and Conkal are currently being vaccinated: Foto: File

COVID-19 vaccines in Valladolid, Motul and Conkal are being administered even without prior appointments. 

It is unclear if this policy will apply to Yucatán’s larger cities such as Mérida.

Other than medical professionals, only residents 65 and older in the three municipalities have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Yucatán. 

As vaccinations entered their third day, state authorities extended inoculation clinic hours, which are now open between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Many seniors have expressed frustration over not yet being contacted to schedule vaccination, despite registering on the federal government vaccine website over two weeks ago. 

“Seniors who have already registered on the website and who live in the current coverage zone may come for their vaccine, regardless of whether they have been contacted or not,” said a government spokesperson in Valladolid. 

Local government officials have stated that they have no control over phone calls to schedule inoculations, as the federal health authorities simply pass on the information. 

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