Mexico City’s head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, acknowledged Thursday that the capital’s citizens are not going to health centers to get Abdala, the Cuban vaccine against COVID-19.
For this reason, he announced that his administration would launch a campaign to vaccinate people, primarily those people who are at higher risk Due to suffering from a chronic degenerative disease.
“So, (we’re going to) make a call: remember that the Abdala vaccine is already available in health centers so that, above all, vulnerable people get their next vaccine or their booster and also for influenza which is still being given… applying,” he insisted.
Sheinbaum said the capital’s residents’ resistance to the vaccine comes amid a rebound in cases that experts say stems from a sixth wave of COVID-19 in Mexico.
He added that the increase in the number of infections is not reflected in the number of hospitalisations.
“There are more infections, as the undersecretary of health (Hugo López-Gatell) said, but, so far, we have not had a significant increase in hospitalizations and, in general, the increase is not only due to COVID, but In general, due to respiratory diseases, including influenza,” the president said.
“We are going to spread the vaccine further, that is great. We will continue to insist that they get vaccinated, spread as much as possible”, he insisted.
He explained that, to date, the government of Mexico City has received 220,000 doses of the Cuban vaccine, which have not expired because people are not being vaccinated.
“Having said this, we do not force people to get vaccinated. So, we are going to do more publicity so that people know about it and especially the vulnerable”, he stressed.
when asked about if they were expecting more inflowSheinbaum indicated that “we will wait to see how many people are coming, more will spread, but we have guaranteed by the federal health ministry, if necessary, more vaccines.”
On other issues, the President said that spend the holidays with the whole familyFirst time in a few years.
“After the pandemic and others, my brothers, my mother, my nephews, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren of my mother are going to come together,” said the head of government.