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Jan 14 2021

Mexico: Healthcare workers queue to receive first COVID vaccine jab in Ciudad Juarez

Healthcare workers formed lines to receive their first BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine jabs in Ciudad Juarez on Wednesday as the country ramps its efforts for mass inoculation at the US-Mexico Border.

“After previously making a list of all the healthcare staff and all the staff that makes healthcare possible, meaning the administrative personnel, security cleaning staff etc, we proceeded today for the first time to have a way into immunisation via the vaccine, to avoid a deadly disease called COVID-19,” explained the Medical Director of Health Ministry in the North Arturo Valenzuela outside the Hospital Infantil de Especialidades where nurses, medics and other medical staff were seen forming queues to receive the BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Seven thousand doses of the vaccine were transported from the international airport of the neighbouring city of Chihuahua and distributed among several hospitals in the city of Ciudad Juarez in an effort to ramp up the vaccination in all major US-Mexico border checkpoints.

According to data gathered by the John Hopkins University, Mexico currently has 1,571,901 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 136,000 related deaths.

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