Mexico to Start COVID Vaccinations as Virus Stretches Hospitals

Lopez Obrador said he wanted the vaccine to be used for workers at nearly 1,000 hospitals treating coronavirus patients nationwide.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Mexico plans to begin inoculating health workers against COVID-19 on Thursday, December 24th, with the arrival of the first vaccines, as the government battles a sharp surge in infections that has pushed hospitals to their limits.

Vaccinations will begin at hospitals in Mexico City and the northern city of Saltillo, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday before the first Pfizer vaccines were flown into the capital from Belgium.

“It’s true that we still face a tremendous pandemic, but today is the beginning of the end,” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told a . . .

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