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Baja California achieves herd immunity: one step closer to border reopening

Approximately 70% of the population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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As expected, with the arrival of a new shipment of Pfizer and Sinovac vaccines to Baja California on Wednesday, progress was made in the application of second doses in the population of Tijuana, Tecate and Ensenada.

According to the State Secretary of Health, Alonso Pérez Rico, 53 thousand 160 doses of Pfizer and one thousand 357 doses of Sinovac were applied yesterday, totaling 54 thousand 517 people who completed their vaccination process.

With these, one million 881 thousand 471 people have been completely vaccinated in Baja California, which represents 69.79% of the population, "practically 70% of our population", said Pérez Rico, who said, "we practically reached herd immunity".

This Friday the application of second doses of Pfizer and Sinova will continue in Tijuana, Tecate and Ensenada, at the following points:

-Government Center/IMOS (Tijuana).
-Lázaro Cárdenas Federal High School (Tijuana)
-UABC Otay Campus (Tijuana)
-Tecate Health Center (Tecate)
-Valle de las Palmas Health Center (Tecate)
-Health Services Jurisdiction (Ensenada).

As will be recalled, one of Mexico's main objectives was to achieve herd immunity in the northern border states, in order to seek to lift restrictions on non-essential travel with the United States.

At the time, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard commented that once this immunity was achieved, "there would no longer be a sanitary argument to maintain these restrictions".

And you, when do you think the long awaited reopening of the border will be announced?


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