Thanks to the Mexican Consulate General in San Diego and the County of San Diego, the Tijuana-San Diego cross-border vaccination program began last Monday, informed this Tuesday the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón.
This program consists of vaccinating Mexican employees of U.S. manufacturing plants located in Baja California, at the San Ysidro-El Chaparral port of entry.
The vaccines provided by the County of San Diego, were free of charge, and consist of a shipment of 10 thousand Johnson & Johnson drugs, which are being applied by the University of California at San Diego (UCSD).
According to what was presented by the Chancellor, between 150 and 200 Mexicans in Tijuana received the anti-COVID vaccine, in one hour.
Video: This is how vaccination of manufacturan employees in Tijuana was started by San Diego authorities.
Vaccination schedules are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., until May 27th, and continuing from June 1st to June 3rd.
"This is the first agreement we have of a cross-border nature. Its purpose is to try to equalize vaccination rates, especially for cities that have greater interconnectivity, such as Tijuana and San Diego," said Ebrard.
He also commented that this agreement is of a local nature and not between the governments of both nations. In addition to local authorities, the private sector is also involved.
It is expected that this program will be replicated in the rest of the border cities.
For his part, the Consul of Mexico in San Diego, Carlos González Gutierrez, shared this on his Twitter account:
"Today Chancellor @m_ebrard announced the start of the cross-border vaccination program for Mexican workers in manufacturing companies, a local initiative driven x @SanDiegoCounty, @UCSDHealth, @ConsulMexSdi and the binational private sector/ @SupFletcher @SupNoraVargas."