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https://apnews.com/article/latin-america-mexico-health-coronavirus-e8a8d523d5466fd2f9682e1acc9941d3

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Thursday that delays in the delivery of 1.5 million doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine will mean that almost 1.3 million Mexicans won’t get their second doses on time.

The Health Department said delaying the second shot beyond the recommended 35-day interval between the two doses will not affect the effectiveness of the vaccine.

Almost 1 million people will need their second dose by the first week of May; almost 300,000 more will need it in the weeks after.

The department did not say when the delayed doses are expected to arrive, but said it was in talks with Sinovac to get the shipment “as soon as possible.”

The department did not give a reason for the delay. Mexico has so far administered 17.3 million doses of five different vaccines.

Mexico has also suffered significantly delays in its own efforts to bottle doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine exported in bulk from a plant in Argentina.

There have been almost 216,500 test-confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, but Mexico does so little testing that many people die without having been tested.

A preliminary government review of death certificates suggested excess deaths attributable to COVID-19 reached now stand at over 346,500.

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While one could HOPE that "our" doses were in hand same time as Joco, etc., but held back (in storage) due to teachers'  priority. In that case, we might get lucky. If not, then yes.... we'll just have to wait.

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Teachers and educational staff in Chapala on April 28th received the single-dose CanSino vaccine, not the dual-dose vaccine from Sinovac Biotech.  Therefore, it is incorrect to say that people who received an initial Sinovac shot were denied their second inoculation due to "teachers' priority". 

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4 hours ago, virgo lady said:

Canada has / is a national across the board experiment in delaying 2nd doses to 3.5 to 4 months after jab #1.   

It isn't just Canada. My 90 year old stepmom in England had her first dose in Dec. and her second in April. And I had read a while back a recommendation of a 3-4 month wait period between 1st and second doses. 

 

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14 hours ago, Brian Dalziel said:

Teachers and educational staff in Chapala on April 28th received the single-dose CanSino vaccine, not the dual-dose vaccine from Sinovac Biotech.  Therefore, it is incorrect to say that people who received an initial Sinovac shot were denied their second inoculation due to "teachers' priority". 

Being denied our 2nd dose has nothing to do with which vaccine was given, but that the VENUE for us was taken over for teachers instead.

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