Judge orders health authorities to vaccinate youths aged 12-17 against COVID


Source: Mexico News Daily

A judge has ordered the federal government to offer COVID-19 vaccines to all youths aged 12 to 17.

Health authorities have so far only inoculated minors who obtained injunctions ordering their vaccination while the government announced last month it would offer vaccines to more than 1 million children with health conditions that make them vulnerable to serious illness.

But there are no plans to vaccinate all youths in the 12-17 age bracket.


40 busloads of Nuevo León citizens cross border for Covid vaccine in US


Source: Mexico News Daily

The governor-elect of Nuevo León and his influencer wife were among 800 residents of the northern border state who crossed into the United States aboard 40 buses on Wednesday to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Accompanied by federal and state security forces, three fleets of buses departed Monterrey on a staggered schedule Wednesday morning to travel about 300 kilometers to the border city of Laredo, Texas, where governor-elect Samuel García, his wife Mariana Rodríguez and employees of companies such as pharmacy chain Farmacias del Ahorro, PepsiCo, building materials firm Cemex and budget airline Viva Aerobus were given shots.


US donated COVID vaccines to Mexico for use in border cities. Mexico sent them all to one state


Source: El Paso Times

In a move that has angered Juárez business leaders, the Mexican government took 1.35 million vaccines donated by the U.S. for use in border cities and sent them all to the state of Baja California.

The Biden administration and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the agreement on June 3: The U.S. would send the doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Mexico on the promise that Mexico would inoculate people in the country’s border cities.


Mexico to donate 400,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots to Central America


Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY, June 23 (Reuters) – Mexico will donate over 400,000 AstraZeneca (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine doses on Thursday to the so-called Northern Triangle Central American nations of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the Mexican foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

The vaccines will be shipped on military flights. Guatemala and Honduras will receive 150,000 doses each, while El Salvador will receive 100,800 shots, the foreign ministry told Reuters.


Novavax says Covid-19 vaccine shows 90.4% overall efficacy in US/Mexico Phase 3 trial


Source: CNN

The American biotechnology company Novavax announced on Monday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to have an overall efficacy of 90.4% in a Phase 3 trial conducted across the United States and Mexico.

Additional analyses of the trial are ongoing, according to the company, and will be submitted to peer-reviewed journals for publication.


Mexico rushes vaccines for teachers so schools can reopen


Source: AP

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico mounted a final push Tuesday to get all of the country’s 3 million school teachers vaccinated so it can reopen schools, perhaps by the second half of June.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that getting kids back into classrooms was an urgent necessity, as much for their social development as anything else.

“This a priority for boys and girls, for all students,” López Obrador said. “School is like a second home, and we need all students at all levels to return to in-person classes. This is indispensable … so that boys and girls can see their classmates.”


Mexico aims to give population at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose by October


Source: NBC News

Mexico aims to ensure its population has had at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot by October before the onset of colder weather, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Tuesday.

Mexico has so far distributed nearly 24 million vaccine doses to its population of 126 million, and López Obrador said he was sure it would receive more shots from the United States.

By July, health authorities will begin providing vaccinations to people as young as 40, he told a regular news conference.


Mexico cites Russia’s Sputnik vaccine production problems


Source: AP News

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Monday that the Russians have been having so many problems producing the second dose of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine that Russia probably will be unable to supply enough to people who got the first dose.

It is the latest account of production problems for Sputnik, which the Russian government has been promising to other countries but has been able to supply in sufficient quantities.

Sputnik is unusual among coronavirus vaccines in that the two doses are different and not interchangeable.


Mexico will bottle, package Sputnik V vaccine


Source: NBC News

MEXICO CITY — Mexico will begin bottling and packaging the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Wednesday during a visit to Russia.

Mexico has already received more than 1 million doses of Sputnik V in recent months. Ebrard says the state-owned company Birmex is working with the Russian Direct Investment Fund to prepare the bottling operations.

Mexico has already been bottling the Chinese-developed CanSino vaccine.


Mexico passes 345,000 dead, to start vaccinating ages 50-59


Source: Yahoo! News

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s pandemic death toll passed 345,000 Tuesday, though most states have not seen any rebound in coronavirus cases, officials said.

There have been over 215,500 test-confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, but Mexico does so little testing that many people die without having been tested.