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A group of us 60+ residents of the Municipality of Poncitlan (east of Chapala) received our first jabs this afternoon in Mezcala,  Next shot is to be given to us in 20-40 days.  The vaccine used was the Sinovac (Chinese) vaccine which Mexico is administering for all of the rural areas where the Pfizer vaccine is impractical.   There were about 200 people that were vaccinated and it was a remarkably well run and efficient process.  Thanks to the Jalisco health unit. Oh... so far no side effects.

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Skimmed the thread, and to add a couple notes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/02/25/pfizers-covid-vaccine-doesnt-need-ultra-cold-storage-fda-says/?sh=76aa50fd226e   Secondly

Of course us 60 and over will get the 20 million Sinovac jabs they ordered. The most incompetent federal government in over 2 decades arranged it for us. 50 percent effective which is obviously more e

No thank you.  I'd rather take my chances with Covid than take the sinovac.

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2 hours ago, Ezzie said:

A group of us 60+ residents of the Municipality of Poncitlan (east of Chapala) received our first jabs this afternoon in Mezcala,  Next shot is to be given to us in 20-40 days.  The vaccine used was the Sinovac (Chinese) vaccine which Mexico is administering for all of the rural areas where the Pfizer vaccine is impractical.   There were about 200 people that were vaccinated and it was a remarkably well run and efficient process.  Thanks to the Jalisco health unit. Oh... so far no side effects.

Thanks for the information for those that are interested in the Sinovac vaccine.

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Thanks for the information.

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Of course us 60 and over will get the 20 million Sinovac jabs they ordered. The most incompetent federal government in over 2 decades arranged it for us. 50 percent effective which is obviously more effective than they are, at least.

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10 hours ago, ibarra said:

How were you notified regarding time and location of your vaccination?  Were you given any documentation that you received the first vaccination?

The initial contact was from the Dellegado of our small village.  Via way of one of the gardeners who takes care of the grounds maintenance, most of the 60+ residents (regardless of Nationality) were contacted and asked to come to the Plaza for registration.  Then once the vaccines were ready, we were given a time slot for our community to come and receive our shots.  A large covered area at the Mezcala community centre is set up.  As you enter you are given a number.  Wait timeyesterday was about 20-30 minutes.  When called you went to a long table for checking of BP, temp, oxigenation and a quick blood test if diabetic.  Then wait to be called for the prick and you have to sit in another large room for 30 minutes.  If no problems, you are sent to another table to get the vaccination certificate and told that you will be called in 20-40 days for the booster shot.  Fast, well organized and friendly (and free).

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22 minutes ago, sm1mex said:

50% efficacy not so good. 

 According to the CDC this year's flu vaccine was the best in years at 45%   And the CDC recommended everyone take it to help prevent influenza.

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What do you do if you don't want the sinovac vaccine? If you are notified to come and do not, are you still on the list for another vaccine? Mexico is on record for being one of the least efficient in the world in handing the pandemic. So I worry right now in getting one og the better vaccines.

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2 minutes ago, Lexy said:

What do you do if you don't want the sinovac vaccine? 

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Then you probably should think/scheme of a way to get one in the US.  There is some Pfizer maybe in some places but no guarantee that one here would be that lucky. 

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I believe Mexico is only administering the Pfizer vaccine in major urban centers where they have the refrigeration capability to administer it.

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25 minutes ago, Mostlylost said:

 According to the CDC this year's flu vaccine was the best in years at 45%   And the CDC recommended everyone take it to help prevent influenza.

That may be true but there was no alternative that had twice the efficacy.  For covid there is.

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2 hours ago, RickS said:

Then you probably should think/scheme of a way to get one in the US.  There is some Pfizer maybe in some places but no guarantee that one here would be that lucky. 

Friends and clients in Vallarta have received the Pfizer in the last couple of weeks.

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2 hours ago, sm1mex said:

50% efficacy not so good. 

It is very important to remember exactly what "efficacy" is defined as.....and what data it was based on.     Efficacy can be defined as preventing ANY amount of illness, or some amount of illness, or serious illness needing hospitalization, or preventing death.       And the #'s vary a lot depending on which is being used as the criteria.....

The Astra Zeneca original trials, for example, resulted in info saying 62% effective and should not be used with over 65 years of age.    THEN they found out (from UK real world substantial use) that not only is it OK for over 65's, but that it was / is 90 to 100% effective in preventing serious illness needing hospital care, and 100% effective at preventing death.      

Don't know if the same applies to the Sinovac but it should be checked to confirm.     

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I am not against the sinovac vaccine however the chinese are not releasing data so how am I suppose to make an intelligent decision?  Sputnik had the same problem until they released the info which they have.

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It would be nice if people would not keep saying "If you don't like the type of vaccine go to the Us and have it there. Not everyone is a US citizen. It would be just better to do what everyone is doing in Mexico and take the vaccine that is available and not only Mexicans are taking but many other countries have taken successfully.

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It doesn't sound to me like the Brazilians think the Chinese vaccine is successful.

This board is mostly populated by Americans and Canadians many if not most of whom have the option to go north for the vaccine.

We are paying $3500 per year for Medicare, we're going to get our shots up there.

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13 minutes ago, Mainecoons said:

It doesn't sound to me like the Brazilians think the Chinese vaccine is successful.

This board is mostly populated by Americans and Canadians many if not most of whom have the option to go north for the vaccine.

We are paying $3500 per year for Medicare, we're going to get our shots up there.

!. You do not need Medicare. All Covid vaccinations are free in the USA.

2. Depending on the state and dispensing location, you do not need to be a resident or even a US  citizen.

I had nephews and a sister & brother in law that were vaccinated in San Antonio, Texas last week. All are Mexican citizens with only a tourist visa. The presented their  passports as ID. 

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The place to enquire is San Antonio Hospital. I do not have a name. When open vaccines become available, I'm guessing October, they are leasing or purchasing the refrigerator units. So I am told. Then pays your money, get your jabs.

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