It was reported today in the press conference in the morning of the National Palace, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Ruy López Ridaura, who replaced Hugo López-Gatell, who wants to head the Government of the City of Mexico.
López Ridaura clarified that it is a joint campaign of the flu vaccine and Covid-19, the latter with the Cuban Abdala and Russian Sputnik V antigens, whose effectiveness is more than proven.
He also clarified that this time it is not a universal vaccination, but only the population at risk, the first group of them are elderly people over 60 years old, and a week ago it started in 32 entities in the federal of the country.
It is expected that 19.4 million citizens will be inoculated. There is a second unquantified group from the age of five to 69 who may have some kind of risk, and two other groups that include health workers and pregnant women, who are also in danger.
He clarified that the biologicals have been distributed in all the states of the country and clarified that children under 5 years of age are a different group that can only be vaccinated against influenza.
For his part, the general director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security and the IMSS-Wellbeing Plan, Zoé Robledo, where Cuban medical specialists intervene, reports on the subject as he does every Tuesday.
He said that 714 top-level hospitals have been enlisted, equipped and put into operation in the 23 states where the project is applied, as well as a larger number of health centers, to serve to more than 50 million citizens free of charge. medicines.
He assured that everything is fine and the goal of the plan is to modernize and transform the Mexican health system into one of the most modern and operational in the world, free of charge, considering health care as a human right.