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Immigrants over 60 can now register for vaccinations in Mexico

Most of the immigrants in the country are young, and many of them are concentrated in certain states such as Baja California.

The general director of Epidemiology of the Secretariat of Health, Jose Luis Alomia Zegarra, assured in a press conference that immigrants in Mexico are considered to receive the vaccine against COVID-19, in such a way that those who are 60 years old or older can register in the platform mivacuna.salud.gob.mx,, regardless of their migratory status.

In addition, in case they do not have any official identification documents, they can get help from the Roadrunner Brigades that are located at the vaccination points, in order to be oriented. Even, if vaccines are available that same day, they could be administered; otherwise, an appointment will be assigned to them.

But Zegarra emphasized that the vaccination of immigrants is carried out according to the stages defined in the National Vaccination Plan against SARS-CoV-2 Virus for the Prevention of COVID-19.

At the same time, it was stated that immigrants who have been confirmed with this disease have been given attention and follow-up. They informed that at least from January 1 to February 15, 2021, 4 thousand 869 cases of migrants were studied, of which one thousand 208 were positive for COVID-19.

Of the immigrants located in Mexico the majority come from the United States, Honduras, Venezuela and Colombia, and are between 20 and 44 years old, while the concentration is identified in Baja California, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Nuevo Leon, Queretaro and Quintana Roo.

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