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Mexico will vaccinate one million children at severe risk of COVID-19

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Health Undersecretary Hugo López-Gatell confirmed that one million children and adolescents will be vaccinated.

The candidates for the vaccine have chronic illnesses and are at risk of becoming seriously ill from the coronavirus.

Hugo Lopez-Gatell said that in Mexico there are just under one million minors who could be vaccinated against COVID-19. Photo: Courtesy

“We have identified one million people between 12 and 17 years of age with leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumors, renal or hepatic insufficiency, HIV/AIDS with organ transplants, congenital diseases and others that diminish the immune system,” said López-Gatell. 

There is an important limitation since the only vaccine authorized for emergency use in children under 18 is Pfizer’s. It was originally registered for emergency use in children under 16. In a later revision, it was also authorized for people between 12 and 15.

The official said that during the back-to-school period, almost 10,000 cases of COVID-19 infection in minors have been reported.

Certain states of México, like Coahuila, have started vaccinating small groups of minors. Photo: Courtesy

López-Gatell reiterated that the World Health Organization and other international health agencies have not recommended widespread vaccination of healthy children and adolescents.

In Yucatán, the Ministry of Health said that the application of the second AstraZeneca dose to people between 30 and 39 in Mérida will be carried out between Thursday and the following Tuesday in two macro centers and four modules in the city. No information about the vaccination for minors has been released.

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