Minors aged 12 to 17 cross into the U.S. for COVID-19 vaccination

The minors benefited from an agreement with the government of Texas

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A group of minors between 12 and 17 years old, mostly from Piedras Negras in Coahuila, crossed the border to the United States in order to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The minors benefited from an agreement between the state government and its counterpart in Texas.

Nearly 1,000 children received the vaccine, making them the first children in Mexico to be inoculated without the need to obtain legal protection.

The Pfizer doses were administered in this first phase of the program by elements of the Texas National Guard.

The minors were mainly children of assembly plant workers and companies that joined the effort.

"Mexico still does not authorize the vaccination of minors, but that is not bad, it is not going solo, it is seeking the benefit of Coahuilans, this does not have to cause problems with the federation," said the Secretary of Health of Coahuila, Roberto Bernal Gómez.

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