Covid Updates: Mexico Resists Vaccinating Children Despite Court Order


Source: New York Times

As U.S. officials prepare to expand Covid vaccine eligibility to children ages 5 to 11, the Mexican government has resisted calls to vaccinate youths, despite a court order that it do so.

This month a judge ordered Mexico’s government to vaccinate anyone aged 12 to 17 after the parents of a 15-year-old girl sued to get their daughter vaccinated, just one of many lawsuits from parents demanding that their children be inoculated.


Mexico to use only Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on at-risk kids


Source: Reuters

The COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech (PFE.N) will be the only one used in Mexico for at-risk children aged 12-17, Mexico’s deputy health minister said on Friday.

Mexico is expanding its vaccine campaign to children with health issues like cancer, diabetes or cardiovascular disease that make them vulnerable to the virus.


Pfizer begins exporting U.S.-made COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico


Source: Fox News

Pfizer Inc’s shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico this week includes doses made in its U.S. plant, the first of what are expected to be ongoing exports of its shots from the United States, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

The vaccine shipment, produced at Pfizer’s Kalamazoo, Michigan plant, marks the first time the drugmaker has delivered abroad from U.S facilities after a Trump-era restriction on dose exports expired at the end of March, the source said.


Coronavirus: Pfizer confirms fake versions of vaccine in Poland and Mexico


Source: BBC News

US pharmaceutical company Pfizer says it has identified counterfeit versions of its coronavirus vaccine in Mexico and Poland.

The doses were seized by authorities in the two countries and confirmed by tests to be fake.

In Mexico, they had false labels, while the substance in Poland was believed to be anti-wrinkle treatment, Pfizer said.


As Mexico enters the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, its vaccination plan takes a hit


Source: Yahoo! News

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Mexico is entering its darkest phase yet.

More people are infected than at any point before, including the nation’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Hospitals in many states are near capacity, ventilators and oxygen tanks are in scarce supply and every day seems to bring a new record death toll.