Disappointed seniors in Umán were told to go home after COVID-19 vaccines ran out.
Health authorities in Umán say they were expecting 6,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines but only received 4,875.
There is no official word regarding what happened to the missing 1,125 doses, but many in Umán suspect foul play.
Instances of vaccine hoarding by Mexican politicians have been documented in several states.
In Zacatecas, several politicians allegedly abused their authority to procure vaccines for themselves.
“I am outraged over these abuses of power, they are simply unacceptable and severely undermine the trust of the people of Zacatecas in their government and its vaccination efforts,” said Zacatecas Gov. Alenadro Tella Cristerna.
The COVID-19 vaccine shortage in Umán comes despite the reluctance of many in the community to receive the inoculation.
“Some people have told me that they will not be getting the vaccine, as they fear adverse reactions,” said Umán civil protection director Juan Antonio Puc Maldonado.