A massive coronavirus vaccination campaign is continuing in Mexico with 95,095 vaccines administered Thursday, taking the total nationwide to 329,983, said Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell.
Speaking at a briefing, Lopez-Gatell said Mexico is in an “expansion phase” where large shipments of vaccines arrive in the country to be administered on a larger scale.
He also said that no more than 360 people have suffered adverse side effects from the vaccine. Most of those affected exhibited mild symptoms like nausea, headaches or fatigue.
During the conference, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador praised the vaccination campaign, which involves 1,000 brigades of medical workers and logistics soldiers dedicated to implementing the vaccine.
According to the president, Mexico is set to allocate up to 10,000 vaccination brigades to continue with the massive vaccination effort.
“We are number one in Latin America regarding the number of applied vaccines,” he added.
According to Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology, there are 1.7 million estimated cases and 156,698 deaths from the coronavirus in the country.
Source: Anadolu Agency