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  1. According to the Secretaría de Salud and posted on 19 March, the Tonalá event is over. Concluye vacunación en Tonalá con 100% de vacunas contra COVID-19 aplicadas en adultos mayores Se aplicaron 40,948 dosis y solo dos fueron desechadas, la mejor productividad alcanzada en estas jornadas de vacunación. En diez municipios del Estado de Jalisco, se rebasa el 70% en la aplicación de vacunas asignadas. Este jueves concluyó la vacunación contra COVID-19 para adultos mayores en...
  2. The interim municipal president announced on Friday that vaccinations will continue for those age 60+ on Monday at 8 am in Ajijic, at the malecón, to use up the approx. 800 doses of Sinovac that remain from the allotment to our area. Please have a photocopy of three documents with you: the federal vaccine registration confirmation (get at mivacuna.salud.gob.mx), your CURP, and both sides of your Temporal/Permanente/INE. Having a copy of these documents to turn in to the registrars for your paperwork greatly speeds up the registration process.
  3. Most of the wait time in Ajijic is spent standing on line on the water-side of the malecón. A number of people took their own folding chairs; some locals had parasols to shade them from the sun--both of which help. Once you get close (about an hour from the end of the process) to the vaccination tents that accommodate 50 people each, you are shaded. As one groups gets vaccinated and does their 30-minute post-shot wait and final registration paperwork, the other group gets vaccinated. There are at most 800 shots remaining, but in my experiences this week and unless more volunteers are relocated to Ajijic to speed the process, that's still several hours of waiting. This week, many people arrived hours before the posted 8 am start time to get a spot, and the cooler morning air was more pleasant than the mid-afternoon sun.
  4. Locally, we've had no car-line system for vaccinations--all have been walk-up at the designated locations. There's some 800 vaccines left in the Lakeside allotment; these will be distributed to the remaining (60+ years) eligible people starting at 8 am MONDAY at the Ajijic malecón. You need to turn in copies of three documents during registration: the federal registration comprobante (mivacuna.salud.gob.mx), CURP, and front/back of temporal/permanente/INE. While you gather these copies, you might as well make another set to have ready for the second dose, in approx 28 days. Notification of dates and locations will appear on official social media.
  5. Interim Presidente Municipal announces now, live, (Friday, 3:15 pm) that there will be 800 doses of Sinovac available for seniors on Monday morning in Ajijic.
  6. I'm now seeing that criteria removed as well but it doesn't start till the 20th so we have plenty of time for more updates. Es importante recalcar que la aplicación del biológico para adultos mayores NO se realizará en orden alfabético por letra del apellido.
  7. Would seem so; I’d need to confirm and post back if different. Saturday is the announced first day at named locations
  8. In one of the tents there is a final line in which you sign up via phone/email to get notified for your second shot. A friend of mine also left without completing this final step; she went back and was glad she did. Here is an excerpt from a public post about the post-injection part of the vaccination process. Perhaps you completed this step and didn't realize what it is for? "After you get the vaccine you will be asked to remain on your chair for 30 minutes. Then you will be asked to go to the tables section to provide the copies of your documents and personal information to contact you around 28 days for you 2nd vaccine."
  9. From what I've been tracking, and have experienced, average wait times throughout the state at vaccination locations are fairly similar-- about 6-8 hours, soup to nuts. People arriving around 6 am were fully complete around noon-1:00 pm. Thanks to everyone who phoned, emailed, texted, their updates. Congratulations to all!
  10. Although the actual weekend start date (either Friday or Saturday) is yet to be determined, the next municipalities/neighborhoods of Guadalajara to vaccinate residents age 60+ will be in alpha order by (paternal/first) last name, by day, for seven days. As reported by the media this afternoon (Alfaro has not confirmed), Day 1 will be apellido paterno starting with the initials A or B, Day 2 is C, D, E, and so on, thru Day 7. Physical locations for the nine vaccination sites are as yet unpublished. ALPHA ORDER SUSPENDED. In bold print authorities say these vaccines are for residents of the corresponding neighborhoods only. So, if you were thinking of heading to La Perla Tapatía for your shot, rather than getting your shot here tomorrow or Thursday, that might be difficult.
  11. I just reached out to ask the Chapala gov't for you; I'll post if the interim presidente municipal responds...sometimes he does.
  12. DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR SECOND-SHOT CONFIRMATION. This is REQUIRED FOR YOUR SECOND DOSE. (It's a separate line, after the post-vaccination wait period.) They are telling people to abstain from alcohol before and after your Covid-19. Although this may be wise health advice and I am no doctor, this advice has been debunked medically by several sources. Here’s one source: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-alcohol-may-affect-your-response-to-the-covid-19-vaccine CHAPALA: The interim presidente municipal just now live streamed that they've reached today's limit in Chapala and that tomorrow, the Chapala location switches to a more-comfortable Parque de la Cristianía, same 8-4 time. He reiterates there are sufficient doses to vaccinate all seniors; any doses remaining at close of business on Thursday will be administered on Friday. AJIJIC: At the Ajijic location on the malecón, some people are reporting that it is pretty cool, what with the breeze, foliage, and tents. And bring TP; the bathrooms are not charging, but no paper.
  13. AndyPanda, see my note above. Interim presidente municipal responded to my query about home vaccination.
  14. "Official" word varies from one vaccine location/municipality to another, but.... In Ajijic yesterday, interim presidente municipal Trejo said that nonresident foreigners could be vaccinated so long as vaccine supplies last, but they would be added to the end of the list for each day, ie. giving preference to those who have registered on the federal platform. People from other municipalities also can get on line but, again, at the end of the list, giving preference to those who are residents and have all their docs in order. As they've just opened, I cannot confirm but you might go down and ask a brigadier without having to get on line. Another point, altho I cannot personally confirm: If you are a resident with a CURP but have not signed up on mivacuna.salud.gob.mx you can take the other required documents and someone there will sign you up and get your Folio/receipt at the Malecón, but to expect that will delay you online. I don't know anyone who has done this yet at the Ajijic malecón. He also told me that people who are immobile and were expecting a home-visit vaccine will at some point in the future be contacted by the Salud de Bienestar (like Health and Welfare) folks, but he didn't have more info than that.
  15. 7:40 am update. In Ajijic: line appears to be backing up to the skatepark. In Jocotpec: line has curled onto the carretera. Please watch for pedestrians waiting on the shoulder of the road.
  16. Line up; must be pre-registered on mivacuna.gob.mx and take the requisite documents and copies with you.
  17. Latest updates, just because... Two updates to the ever-changing details needed to get your vaccine tomorrow. 1) The Jocotepec vaccination date has been moved up from a Wednesday start to tomorrow, Tuesday, coinciding with the Chapala and Ajijic start. 2) About 40 minutes ago, Governor Alfaro posted that the Ajijic location is the Cultural Center on the plaza. This contradicts the interim mayor’s dinnertime video update (with separate still images from other sources corroborating) that the location is to be at the Malecón. (Residents from San Antonio and Riberas west to La Canacinta are supposed to go to the Ajijic location.) Heck if I know where in Ajijic actual vaccinations will be administered. Update from the interim delegado a few minutes ago: The Lakeside administration of the Sinovac vaccine begins tomorrow, Tuesday, in Jocotepec, Chapala, and Ajijic—note that these are different from the locations previously posted—and the vaccination runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. He did not repeat the hours, but those communicated earlier are 8-4. 2,700 tokens per day will be released. (Note: He doesn't clarify if this includes both Chapala and Ajijic or if is the total for each of the two locations.) People from other municipalities are welcome, but priority will be given to those from the Chapala municipality. Here are the locations: In Chapala, the "antigua presidencia" (former) municipal (the yellow) building on Madero, #226, which is the corner of Hidalgo (the carretera) and Madero, northwest corner at the traffic light. In Ajijic, on the malecón at Calle del Paseo (the street that runs parallel to the malecón.) In Jocotepec at the regional hospital on the carretera. He says you need to bring: your registration doc from mivacuna.gob.mx, the original and a copy of your INE (for expats, make a copy of your temporal/permanente), your CURP and proof of address. Please see my post from yesterday (I edited it to make the same title, but you need to scroll) on what info you will be expected to provide to the brigadiers during on-site registration.
  18. That's a partial list, based on my experience, and governmental and news posts: you also need your comprobante de domicilio (Joco is also requiring a copy, plus original) and the printout you received when you registered on mivacuna.gob.mx.
  19. Updated just now: Two updates to the ever-changing details needed to get your vaccine tomorrow. 1) The Jocotepec vaccination date has been moved up from a Wednesday start to tomorrow, Tuesday, coinciding with the Chapala and Ajijic start. 2) About 40 minutes ago, Governor Alfaro posted that the Ajijic location is the Cultural Center on the plaza. This contradicts the interim mayor’s dinnertime video update (with separate still images from other sources corroborating) that the location is to be at the Malecón. Heck if I know where in Ajijic actual vaccinations will be administered but residents from San Antonio and Riberas west to La Canacinta are supposed to go to the Ajijic location. Update from the interim delegado a few minutes ago: The Lakeside administration of the Sinovac vaccine begins tomorrow, Tuesday, in Chapala, Ajijic, and Jocotepec—note that these are different from the locations previously posted—and the vaccination runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. He did not repeat the hours, but those communicated earlier are 8-4. 2,600 tokens per day will be released. (Note: He doesn't clarify if this includes both Chapala and Ajijic or is the quantity for each of the two locations.) People from other municipalities are welcome, but priority will be given to those from the Chapala municipality. Here are the locations: In Chapala, the "antigua presidencia" (former) municipal (the yellow building) on Madero, #226, which is the corner of Hidalgo (the carretera) and Madero, northwest corner at the traffic light. In Ajijic, on the malecón at Calle del Paseo (the street that runs parallel to the malecón.) In Jocotepec at the Regional Hospital on the carretera. He says you need to bring: your registration doc from mivacuna.gob.mx, the original and a copy of your INE (for expats, make a copy of your temporal/permanente), your CURP and proof of address. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Governor Alfaro announced around 8:30 pm tonight that part of the newly-arrived shipment of 54,000 doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine is destined for Chapala and Jocotepec. "Me da gusto informar que hace unos momentos llegaron a Jalisco alrededor de 54 mil dosis de la vacuna Sinovac que, según el Plan Nacional de Vacunación, serán aplicadas la semana que viene en 11 municipios más: San Juan de los Lagos, Encarnación de Díaz, Jocotepec, Tizapán El Alto, Zapotlán del Rey, Tuxcueca, Ocotlán, La Barca, Chapala, Ciudad Guzmán y Zapotlán El Grande. Desde ya estaremos trabajando con los municipios para ayudar en todo lo necesario. Seguiremos informando." Actual dates and locations have not yet been released for Chapala but Jocotepec just posted their vaccine schedule from 8-4 on Weds-Fri, 17-19 at the Community Hospital. NOTE: Joco is asking for original and copy of one's proof of address. #Vacunas | Los días 17, 18 y 19 de marzo, en #Jocotepec se aplicarán vacunas contra #COVID_19 a personas de la 3ra edad. Las vacunas se aplicarán en el Hospital Comunitario Jocotepec, en un horario: 8:00 am a 4.00 pm. In previous Covid-19 vaccine administrations, IMSS clinics, schools, convention areas have been used. The IMSS clinic in Seis Esquinas was previously announced as the Ajijic location; there is an IMSS location in Chapala at Flavio Romero as well. Of course, things change and hopefully more locations will be added. FUN FACT: 15.4 percent of Jalisco’s over 65 population resides in the municipality of Chapala; NOT SO FUN FACT: people over age 60 are eligible, so expect longer lines in the municipality than in a community with a bunch of youngsters, as more of us are eligible. Out-of-the way locations tend to get fewer people than busy, central vaccination locations. I’ve been checking with already-vaccinated people and the process seems fairly consistent from community to community. You need to take the following documents with you: • Your printed CURP • Official ID (permanente, temporal, INE if you are Mexican); make a copy in case they want it. • Proof of address, such as your CFE or Telmex bill (some places do not require, some do); again, a copy in case they want it. • The printout of your mivacuna.salud.gob.mx registration. If you have not yet registered, see the web address in this bullet point to register, then print your confirmation. In other Covid-19 vaccine locations here in Mexico the process has been this: One stands in line; usual opening time is 8 am. If you get there earlier, expect the line to have formed already as it is more comfortable to wait in the dark/shade than it is in afternoon sun. Be advised that some people line up more than two hours early. You’ll at some point get a number in the queue. Take sunglasses and a hat; water; many people took some type of seating, especially if you have an issue standing for hours. Social distancing, masking and all safety precautions are recommended, but picture a gazillion seniors in line at Seis Esquinas and you have an idea of what you’ll face. Unless they’ve improved the process, you likely will wait hours. And more hours. The line moves, in spurts. The reason it stops at times for longer periods is that after you get your shot, a group of a predetermined size waits together to ensure there is no adverse reaction from the vaccine, as well as it allows them time to prepare, process, and distribute to you your updated paperwork that shows which vaccine and lot you received, and when your return date is. That will take 15-30 minutes for each group. MAKE A COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT IN CASE YOU LOSE IT; PERHAPS STORE IT IN YOUR PHONE as well. HERE IS THE PROCESS MOST SITES HAVE FOLLOWED IN JALISCO: The health brigadiers have you fill out a form that functions as your registration; they'll get information from your CURP and Permanente/Temporal/INE cards. You also will be asked to communicate your telephone number, email, and zip code. If that will be difficult for you to provide in Spanish or would slow the line for others behind you, print this information neatly on a paper and take it with you to hand to the volunteer registrar. They'll fill in other details, such as the location where you are vaccinated and that location's federal health ID, called a CLUES. Next, you answer the following questions on the registration form by checking the appropriate box (yes or no): Do you present comorbidities? HIV (VIH in Spanish), diabetes, obesity, hypertension COPD (EPOC in Spanish), cerebrovascular, asthma, chronic renal issues, currently in treatment for cancer, immunosuppression. “YES” TO ANY OF THESE IS OK—It is to track comorbidities, not to exclude you. You also will be asked if you have been vaccinated in the last 30 days against: Influenza, Hepatitis B, or Measles/Mumps/Rubella (SR in Spanish). “YES” TO ANY OF THESE MAY EXCLUDE YOU from being vaccinated at this time. Multiple vaccines within 21 days lowers their efficiency, which is the reason for this question. At the end, you will get a receipt with info that includes your name and CURP, details on your vaccination dose and lot/batch number, some info on the vaccinator, and your return date for the second shot. (SInovac is a two-dose vaccine.) Keep that in a safe place for your second vaccine appointment. I hope this helps you prepare for your vaccine.
  20. Yes, this Oxford study is just starting but looks promising as the world deals with supply-chain and distribution issues and local availability of different manufacturers increases. I find it interesting that their study is AZ followed y Pfizer; as the AZ is a viral-vector and the Pfizer is m-RNA. I would have thought that the J&J (and the Sputnik V) would have been more directly compatible, as both are VV's. Ideally, for now, the same vaccine for both shots is a logical choice; if supply dictates otherwise, decisions will have to be made.
  21. My GP also says it is best to take the same vaccine, which makes a lot of sense to me. I've had one AstraZeneca in Mexico and have shot 2 scheduled. My concern is that the AZ seems to be delayed in re-supply here. If I have to decide at that moment, what do I do: permit them to substitute with another vaccine or do I voluntarily delay the scheduled second dose, hoping they will get more AZ in during the 30-day window? (Research is showing longer wait times between AZ doses, from 56-86 days, has increased benefits.) So, I'm doing heavy research so I have as much information to help me decide at that moment: do I take a second/different vaccine if AstraZeneca is not offered for Shot 2 or do I choose to delay to hopefully get the same, second shot. I am still on multiple lists in TX but AstraZeneca looks like it won't get approval till the end of April in the US. So, I research and wait.
  22. I'm in a similar situation and researching the topic. There seems to be little true case studies on having a dose of two different vaccines. Some very small studies from AstraZeneca, albeit with not a lot of information, seem to imply that switching vaccines may be an advantage in protecting people from the variants. It's a bit soon to tell, but I've had one shot and am trying to see what to do when my second shot comes up; I'm on a dozen waiting lists and don't know how to respond when my second vaccine comes due.
  23. Miry's Kitchen, on Facebook, sells "taco bell" style tacos on her menu. Delivers to your home, no delivery charge. Weekends only and they're $20 each. Almost cheaper than the cost of gasoline to go buy the ground beef.
  24. To clarify: people in line for the vaccine don't fill out any of these forms: the brigadiers at Registration (pre-vaccine) check your documents, complete the form (you need to be able to communicate your address, zip code, phone number and email--if you can't speak sufficient Spanish, write these down on a paper you can hand to the volunteer), then deliver the form they complete to you post-vaccine. And yes, the wait has been long; the process three-part: Registration, injection, checking for symptoms/handing to you the completed form.
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