As the government of Mexico battles a sharp surge in the Coronavirus infections, it has planned to begin inoculating health workers against COVID-19 on December 24 with the arrival of the first vaccines. It must be noted that the rising numbers of infections has pushed hospitals to their limits.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on December 23 informed that vaccination will begin at hospitals in Mexico City and the northern city of Saltillo. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said, “It’s true that we still face a tremendous pandemic, but today is the beginning of the end.”
Apart from Mexico, Costa Rica and Dubai will also begin with the mass vaccination programme. Dubai government announced that the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech will be provided for free.