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More than 196 thousand vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson in Baja California

With the doses applied on Thursday, the State achieved 25% complete vaccination schedule of the population

Photo by: Composición creada con foto de Secretaría de Bienestar Tijuana

According to the report of the head of the Ministry of Health, Alonso Pérez Rico, on the first day of vaccination of people over 18 years of age in Tijuana, Mexicali, Tecate, Rosarito and Ensenada, 196 thousand 151 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is a single dose, were applied.

In addition, 4 million 770 thousand second doses of Pfizer vaccine were applied. With both vaccines applied, the State achieved 25% complete vaccination schedule of its population, since a total of 200 thousand 921 doses were applied yesterday alone.

Currently "1 out of every 4 Baja Californians has already been vaccinated with a complete vaccination schedule," said Pérez Rico. Of the vaccination points set up on Thursday in the state, the one that applied the most doses was the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) in Tijuana, with a total of 19 thousand 410. Let's remember that this point is the only one in the city with pedestrian and vehicular access.

Were there any adverse reactions in those vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson? The Secretary of Health commented that there were, but none severe, of those observed there were approximately 200 mild cases, mainly in men between 18 and 24 years old, who presented headache, abdominal pain, "nothing serious".

"Their blood pressure was very low, they had not eaten, they were very nervous; they were fainting," commented Pérez Rico, who added that in Mexicali there were 20 people who had to be treated, but not because of the vaccine, but because of the heat wave.

For this last reason, today in the state capital the vaccination will begin in the different points, until 8:00 at night and ending at 1:00 in the morning. Pérez Rico, also took the opportunity to invite health personnel who have yet to receive their second dose of Pfizer, to attend the vaccination points so that they do not wait any longer.


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