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Vaccinations for the over-60 population in Mérida begin Wednesday for residents with January birthdays, Thursday for February birthdays and so on.

Residents who registered and receive a text message may receive other instructions.

Medical authorities have 130,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine for city residents who have been waiting while smaller cities started administering doses in mid-February.

The city also announced a list of vaccination sites, including several that will allow for drive-throughs. Sports stadiums, schools and convention centers are being staffed by medical and army personnel from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents should take their registration document, resident card, a utility bill, passport with two photocopies, and be prepared to possibly be kept waiting in the sun.

Residents are assigned locations according to postal code. In the Centro, vaccination sites include the CANACO Servitur auditorium and the ESAY School of Arts at the La Plancha railway station, serving residents depending on which side of Calle 60 they live.

Each center will serve an average of 600 to 1,000 people a day.

Reported infections have steadily declined since early March, which started with an average of 85 daily new cases. Last week averaged 56.5 daily new cases. Daily fatalities have declined slightly, from 10 to 8.5 since early March.

Ten deaths and 40 new cases were reported Sunday. Accumulated cases reached 35,209 since March 2020 and deaths totaled 3,828.

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