Over one thousand vaccine doses are missing in Umán

Authorities in Umán are unable to explain what happened to 1,125 missing COVID-19 vaccine doses. Photo: File
Authorities in Umán are unable to explain what happened to 1,125 missing COVID-19 vaccine doses. Photo: File

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. 

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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.

Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway.