Tijuana will receive more than 700 thousand vaccines from the U.S. for early border reopening

Those between 18 and 39 years of age will receive this vaccine, since in Baja California vaccination of adults over 40 years of age has already begun

Photo by: CBP y Unsplash

After it was reported that the United States will donate to Mexico one million vaccines from the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, specifically destined for the 40 municipalities bordering the United States, among them those located in Baja California; the head of the Secretariat of Health of this State, Alonso Pérez Rico, gave some details.

First of all, in addition to Tijuana and Mexicali, the Secretary assured that Tecate will be another of the municipalities of this State that will be able to vaccinate its population from 18 to 39 years old, with the U.S. vaccine.

Let's remember that the objective of applying this vaccine, which only requires one dose to complete the vaccination schedule, is to reopen the non-essential border crossings between Mexico and the U.S., which has been restricted since March 2020.

It is worth mentioning that with the vaccine sent by the neighboring country, one third of the population between 18 and 39 years of age in the border municipalities involved will be vaccinated, while the federal government will provide the rest of the vaccine to complete 100% of the vaccination in this population of the border strip.

Recently Baja California began vaccinating adults 40 years of age and older, so once the application days are completed with this sector, and once the Johnson & Johnson doses have been applied, "we will quickly reach herd immunity, over 80% of our vaccinated population, and that is what is required to open the border," said Pérez Rico, who added that with herd immunity the mortality rate decreases drastically.

According to the head of this agency, Tecate could be receiving approximately 40 thousand doses from the U.S., Mexicali 350 thousand 269, and Tijuana 700 thousand 913.

What will be the vaccination plan for this population? Pérez Rico stated that work will continue in the same way, with massive vaccination sites, and only modules will be installed where the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be applied.

Vaccination in Baja California

As of this morning, a total of one million 8 thousand 728 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Baja California.

But, according to the Secretary of Health's report, only 377 thousand 875 people have completed their vaccination schedule, which means, only 14% of the population.

Related video: Unexpected closure of Tijuana-San Diego border crossings


  • Facebook

  • SanDiegoRed

  • New

  • Best

    Recent News more