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  1. As noted above, the ONLY way to get a Covid-19 vaccination here Lakeside is to be alert to social media postings for upcoming vaccines, which is on the municipal government FB page, TV and radio announcements, the Jalisco state government webpage https://coronavirus.jalisco.gob.mx/ruta-de-la-vacunacion/, on the Secretaría de Salud de Jalisco website., or to know someone who is working an upcoming clinic. ( For example, starting tomorrow thru Friday in our Health Region IV, vaccination is open to adults age 40 and above who are getting their second dose of AstraZeneca. The posting went out yesterday afternoon.) Notice usually is posted 48 hours before the start of the clinic. I don't see any first-dose clinics from 30 Aug-Sept 3; next week may be different. One does not have a choice for the brand of vaccine applied—for that you'd have to fly to the US and get your shot there, choosing from those available at the vaccine location. To search what's currently available or to make an appointment, enter your chosen zip code and follow https://www.vaccines.gov/search/?fbclid=IwAR3HEcixXQFRRP7eba7CxqrJFzjDlarhYZ0nuXy1ZZxuHcyQENtCcca3obw If you let me know your age group and which Lakeside municipality you are in (choose Jocotepec or Chapala) I'll keep an eye out for you for the next clinic for which you are eligible. I assume from your post you have not yet had a first shot here. Locally, Lakeside, they do not schedule individual vaccination appointments: you will have to go to a makeup clinic for first-shot doses or tag onto the next first-dose clinic and wait your turn on line, so be prepared for a queue. I suggest you gather now to have at the ready to take with you to the vaccine site these documents: your original Immigration card (Temporal/Permanente) and a clear photocopy of front and back; a utility bill within the last 60 days; your CURP (the 8 1/2 x 11" version, not the old small trifold card) and a clear copy; a printout of your vaccine registration from the mivacuna.salud.gob.mx site where you registered; a copy of the Expediente de vacunación (blank vaccination record) with the QR code on it, found at the same mivacuna site. If you need assistance, PM me and I'll help in any way I can.
  2. It was open early Saturday am and was closed by 9:50 am. They apparently cannot get sufficient testing supplies from CDMX corporate...go figure!
  3. Soriana: a person from the city or province of Soria, Spain. A male is a soriano and a female is a soriana. The tienda, named in honor of the family's origins, was called La Soriana, now known as Soriana (and its various subsidiaries.) The Martín Borque familia, from Soria, Spain in the early 1900s opened a family business in Torreón, Coahuila selling fabrics "behind the counter". Called "La Soriana," it grew into the multibillion dollar conglomerate it is today...headquartered in Monterrey, publicly traded, over 800 stores across México, more than 90,000 employees. http://www.mercadosoriana.com/site/default.aspx?p=2946
  4. From Google: Address: Parroquia 2, Centro, 45920 Ajijic, Jal. Departments: Atm/Cajero BBVA Suc Ajijic1576 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4PM · More hours Phone: 55 5226 2663 Appointments: bbva.mx
  5. Love it, and we are happy to be back, watching our rainfall accumulations. Thank you!
  6. My summary of Alfaro’s press conference today, as he had promised last week to review the state’s position on Covid:. • Slight decrease in number of cases of Covid-19 in Jalisco over last week, however, there is a slight increase in hospitalizations, positivity rate is at 24.3, and deaths are down slightly. Lethality of this wave is an issue. (Alfaro calls our current situation an extension of wave 2; everyone else on the planet confirms we are in the third wave.) The great increase in contagion in children under age 14 has happened during summer vacation; Alfaro, therefore, concludes that children can go back to school safely. • The measures that were implemented (at the end of July) are working to reduce cases. PV has reduced its Covid numbers substantially; Guadalajara also down (includes the 6 metropolitan zones). Cihuatlán has reduced significantly; Alfaro and blames the whiners and politicians for over-stating the emergency. • Alfaro predicts that this Friday (the end of the two-week federal Semáforo calendar) we will return to orange, albeit by one single point on the scale. •Vaccinations are ongoing (shows chart) but number of shots in arms not high enough; it is our responsibility to get the shots to get out of this circumstance. (FYI, my note: the federal charts show Jalisco at one of the 5 lowest vaccination rates in the country.)
  7. Go online to mivacuna.salud.gob.mx and enter your CURP number and check the 'I'm not a robot" box. Print the next page--the one with the box that says you are successfully registered. Then click the green box that refers to Expediente de vacunación. It will print the vaccine registration confirmation page with the QR codes that are needed. Then, fingers crossed, go to cvcovid.salud.gob.mx, and hope you are in luck. Where it says "Introducir CURP" enter your CURP and, again, check the "I'm not a robot" box. You'll get one of several messages, including "wait," "processing," "come back later," or downloaded (descargar). When you get to the download option, it will download the (hopefully correct--mine is not) first vaccine confirmation. You only have 90 minutes from the download notice to download to your laptop....pay attention to where your downloads are set up. Also, the form will only download to the original registration cell phone or email, whichever you provided when you initially registered on the federal site. If you have trouble, PM me your CURP and I'll see how far I can get for you. If this doesn't work, I have heard (but not done this personally) of friends who went to the old municipal building in Chapala (the yellow one on the corner) and were successful in getting their first shot record. Hopefully you have photocopies of your Permanente and ID; however, you may have an issue without these documents to present. If that happens, I'd suggest you go to the (current, red brick) municipal building and, on the second floor directly across from the stairs, you can apply for a constancia de residencia (or something closely named) with a birth certificate and bill; you might need a little finagling and clarification... The cost is around $70 and takes an hour or so to prepare and have signed.
  8. Mexican press reports today that we are supposed to get Moderna here shortly, from the US, to make up for the delayed doses of AZ and J&J that were held up by a contamination scare in Baltimore and missing documentation for importation into this country. https://www.mural.com.mx/aplicacioneslibre/preacceso/articulo/default.aspx?__rval=1&urlredirect=/afirman-que-eu-enviara-a-mexico-vacunas-de-moderna-y-az/ar2236825 "La Administración Biden está trabajando con México y Moderna para alcanzar un medio legal y regulatorio para la donación que se espera que finalice en los próximos días, según una de las personas, que habló bajo condición de anonimato."
  9. You are most welcome, and I appreciate the support. It's been a job, for sure, but Covid-19 has put my research and editorial background to good use, and I've learned a lot in the process.
  10. Source: Asociación Mexicana de Infectología y Microbiología Clínica, a Mexican research group. Comparison on efficacy and effectiveness as of July 2021.
  11. No vaccine is available for purchase in Mexico at this time. Distribution is under the control of the Feds. J&J doses from NOB are being applied, but so far as I can research, only to the border areas where the migrant issue needs immediate attention.
  12. Both Chapala and Jocotepec will have vaccinations from Tuesday through Friday (or until vaccines run out), August 10-13 from 8 am-4 pm, for adults aged 50-59. This is SECOND SHOTS for AstraZeneca only. Take all docs including the Expediente de vacunación (federal vaccine record), which you can download from mivacuna.salud.gob.mx by inputting your CURP.
  13. My summary of Alfaro’s press conference this morning regarding Covid-19 in Jalisco: • Twelve days before we went Red, according to the federal system, we made and implemented decisions (such as the closing of bars and antros) that will be re-evaluated in a few days, in order to evaluate their effectiveness over a two-week period. • In this announcement, therefore, we will not announce new measures/restrictions. However, we must comply with the restrictions we put in effect nearly two weeks ago. • We have (slightly) more people infected with Covid now in Jalisco than we did in January, 2021—our peak. However, we have many fewer people hospitalized. We have 24% positivity (compared to the 40’s%); we have fewer deaths. • Our current circumstances are different than in January. We need to review our strategy in the coming days and remind people of their co-responsibility and participating. • Businesses must help by providing testing of their employees. • Airports and ports will have reinforced protocols—one must either be vaccinated or have a negative Covid test to disembark from a cruise ship. Airports will reinforce health measures in place. • Classes will return according to our adequate schedule for return to in-person learning, according to their established calendars, at the end of this month. Parents of children in basic (aka elementary) public schools have the option for their children to return in-person or virtual classes. Barbara Casillas (Social Dept) • People with comorbidities or are immunocompromised should remain home as much as possible. • Businesses: must test workers against Covid, ventilate, obligatory for workers use facemarks properly and cover face/mouth/nose, sanitary filters, physical barriers where possible; distance, work from home as possible, isolate people who are testing, tested positive, or are recovering; vaccinate per allowed schedule; any workers with symptoms should stay home as possible • Young people with symptoms should go to the doctor (This group tends not to seek medical attention.) SUMMARY We are at a high risk of contagion. We reiterate—no changes right now, we will update either at the end of this week or early next week to see what will be revised.
  14. It was announced by the feds before noon today that Jalisco has returned to Maximum Level RED starting Monday, August 9 through August 22. We are one of six states with maximum levels of risk. I’ve not seen yesterday’s updated hospitalization stats for just Guadalajara, but they’ve reconverted another 30+ beds to increase capacity. For those interested, here’s the link to the national stats as of yesterday. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xitkxgv2WhVX1RilsBeuqJ7PDcwjLCmz/view. You can find the slide for Jalisco, as of Aug 5, in alpha order in the files. While Governor Alfaro has not yet commented publicly (as far as I’m following) on tonight’s upcoming announcement, the Mesa de Salud has gathered for an emergency session. As a point of comparison, when we went Level RED on January 15 ,2021, the following restrictions were put in place. It will be interesting to see what the governor does now. JANUARY 15, 2021's LEVEL RED RESTRICTIONS • No return to in-person classes until further notice. • No face-to-face work for any job that can be done remotely; this includes government work, businesses, etc. • No recreational, diversional, group activities of any kind that require personal attendance in any number • All public spaces (exterior or interior) are closed. No plazas, no parks, STAY HOME. • Social and familiar activities and gatherings of any kind are restricted—the “family” is still the main source of the problem. All events, celebrations, weddings, evento centers, etc are cancelled as of tomorrow. • PEOPLE OVER AGE 60 ARE TO REMAIN HOME. • Businesses/work will not stop, and will remain open so as to not impact the right to work and feed one’s family. (Alfie reiterates that the greatest risk is at home, not at work.) • What will stay open: health, public works and services, security, banks and notarios, transportation, public markets, hotels but without access to public areas, industry, construction • What is closed for the next two weeks: all corporate and professional offices, govt offices (except for windows that provide service to the public); bars, clubs, event centers, parks, zoos, gyms, cultural, entertainment and recreational areas both in- and outdoor; theaters, museums, casinos, any recreative/fun/entertainment activities or venues, in- or outdoor • What’s partially closed/restricted: self-service areas of department and commercial stores; shopping centers (common areas and parking restricted to 25%), Restaurants only till 10 pm and max 50% capacity; tianguis and commercial centers cannot have kids, people over age 60; and no minors under age 18.
  15. That's my understanding. This location has run out of supplies before. Neither person I spoke with could give me an ETA for the needed testing supplies to arrive.
  16. I called the national number and also the local Chapala Soriana. Both confirm that this location is currently out of testing supplies, and could not tell me when they will be back in stock to resume administering Covid tests. The PCR still costs $2990; the antigen is $489.
  17. We voted. Ajijic has three polling locations and one in SAT: Ya se puede acudir a la consulta popular en los tres módulos en #Ajijic -Escuelas primarias Marcos Castellanos, Saúl Rodiles Piña y kinder María Montessori- y uno en #SanAntonioTlayacapan -Escuela primaria Cuahutémoc-.
  18. I've not received my corrections and I uploaded the docs on the first day. There's apparently a queue of 92 million docs. Your original, handwritten confirmations from each vaccine are your best source for travel and for documentation.
  19. Dr. León on the carretera gives my friend her B-12 shots.
  20. https://www.lavozdelaribera.mx/accidente-vial-en-ajijic-deja-dos-personas-fallecidas/ Driver of the white Nissan fled the scene; both on the moto were killed.
  21. My reccos (We switched from T-Mobile because of consistently dropped calls to one important number): Buy a decent, sufficient memory new phone in the US; and transfer your current number and contacts to it. If that's a challenge, many stores (Best Buy, for one) will do all that for you. Pay outright for the phone and ask them to make sure it is unlocked. In the meantime, research Google Voice and how to set it up; download the app on your new phone (and desktop/laptop if you want to answer calls there, as well. That is extremely convenient if you are verifying banking info.) Right before you leave for here, for a $20 US one-time fee, you "park"your number on Google; callers to that number will still ring on your new phone, but you will not have any of the cell-phone providers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile/Sprint) as your carrier.--you'll have to get yourself a Telmex or Mexico AT&T plan for the phone so you can use it; they'll swap out your US SIM card for you and replace it with theirs. (Safely store your old one.) You'll then have your new phone with your Mexico cell number as your primary and all the calls to your US number still will ring via the google app. There's a few hiccups, but not many and the price can't be beat.
  22. Start the application online; you can pay with one of a few CCs or take the receipt to one of the listed banks or locations. At least for cash, it says you need to pay at least 4 days before completing the appointment process for the transaction to be validated. It appears that all your input data gets deleted until you pay, tho.
  23. Perhaps see if my previous post giving instructions to correct the data work for you. Note that it will only accept one pdf so do your best to combine your docs from each shot into one document.
  24. The site to request your official Covid vaccine confirmation is https://cvcovid.salud.gob.mx/ This is not the registration site, despite the similarity in URLs. Once you input your CURP and check the robot thing, you likely will get one of two messages (based on my experiences.) First, the system may ask you to wait briefly and try again. Or, "we are working on your application," which is the message JGueriin received. There is no need to keep trying again and again all day (as I did) after receiving the latter message--you will get your documentation when it is available and it will be sent to the email with which you did your federal vaccine registration. Note that the email says you have 90 minutes to click the (top) link to download your form. (The second link is to report any errors.) CHECK YOUR DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY!.... pretty much every detail on my documentation specific to the shots themselves is incorrect. My name, CURP and vaccine type are accurate but the lot and date of application are wrong for the first dose. My second dose shows as "Unregistered." So, to the second link I go to ask them to correct errors on both doses. To accomplish this, one must upload a pdf of the original document that shows the correct info, after clicking a box, or two, or more, to summarize which of their inputting errors you are asking them to fix. So, I have errors on First Dose, and no info for Second Dose. But...the system will only allow correction to one or the other. I attached the documentation to correct my first dose, but now the system will not allow me to either update or re-enter to correct my second dose by adding the pdf to it. I'm going to wait a bit and see if they correct my first dose then try to reenter the system to correct/update my second dose. Grrrr....
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