Yucatán has now received over 60,000 COVID-19 vaccines, but seniors in Mérida have yet to see any

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Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
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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. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
As COVID-19 vaccines continue to arrive in Yucatán, seniors in Mérida are wondering when it will be their turn. Photo: File

Mérida is still waiting for its share of COVID-19 vaccines.

State authorities in Yucatán received 14,680 doses on Sunday. Of those, 2,925 were set aside for medical professionals still awaiting their second dose of the vaccine.

Including this most recent shipment, Yucatán has now received a total of 64,435 COVID-19 vaccines. Aside from Médical professionals, no COVID-19 vaccines have been offered in the capital, where two-thirds of the state’s cases have been detected.

The remaining doses from Sunday’s shipment will be applied in Ticul, Espita and Kanasín.  

COVID-19 vaccinations began Monday for residents over the age of 60 in Temozón, Progreso and Tixkokob.

Earlier: Foreigners confirmed eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine in Mexico

Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal has vowed to continue lobbying the federal government for more vaccines for Yucatán but has also told the public that they must be patient.

In the last 24 hours, Yucatán has registered 50 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths. 

According to Yucatán’s health authority, the youngest person to perish Monday from the virus was a 27-year-old woman who had pre-existing medical conditions.

With these cases, Yucatán now has accumulated 33,243 coronavirus infections. Of these, 28,815 have recovered from the virus and are no longer contagious. 

Over the weekend, a 44-year-old man with no comorbidities died after battling COVID-19 in Mérida.

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