Mexican president says majority of adult population is vaccinated against COVID-19

Edited by Ed Newman
2021-10-30 22:22:33


The Mexican government has already started vaccinating children between 12 and 17 years. | Photo: EFE

Mexico City, October 30 (RHC)-- Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced that his administration has fulfilled the commitment to vaccinate against COVID-19, at least with one dose, most of the country's adult population.  

"The commitment to apply at least one dose to all Mexicans, women and men over 18 years of age, has been fulfilled.  We have already made great progress," said the president.

However, he clarified that there are people who did not agree to be vaccinated, but "they are changing their minds and we are going to continue with second doses.  We are going to continue convincing those who have not been vaccinated."  

López Obrador recalled that, at the beginning of the process, some people did not want to apply the vaccine, but when they saw the results, a greater number of citizens agreed to this protocol.   "When the census was done and people were asked if they were going to be vaccinated, the percentage was lower or lower than what is being achieved, that is, many people have been convinced that the vaccine is important," he commented.

The National Health and Nutrition Survey (Ensanut) reported that, at the beginning of the inoculation, only 62 percent of Mexicans said they would be vaccinated, 10 percent had doubts, and about 28 percent refused vaccination.

With a coverage of 81 percent of adults in the national territory, Mexico has applied more than 125 million doses to more than 74 million citizens, of which 60.3 million people already have the full schedule.


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