State Secretary of Public Health Alonso Pérez Rico said the United States will accept the Janssen, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to those who seek to cross the border coming Nov. 8.
“They (the US) had always said it and this has not changed,” the state official said.
According to the secretary the AstraZeneca vaccine produced in London will be accepted by the US, but not the one from India.
In the case of the Chinese made Sinovac, the World Health Organization has already approved that vaccine. However, no word has been said from US authorities if that vaccine will be accepted to enter American soil.
Thousands of public school teachers were administered the Chinese vaccine in Baja California.
“In the next few days the issue will be solved,” Sec. Pérez Rico added. “It is very difficult that a country does not accept what the WHO determines.”
On Monday, the state started administering vaccines to teenagers with underlying health conditions. The state expects to provide 14,000 vaccines — half of those available in Baja California.
The state has sent invitations to teenagers who will get vaccinated in undisclosed sites.
As of Monday, the state reports 2,513 active cases, with most with low symptoms.
Mexicali has 938 active cases, or over a third of the state’s total.
Nationwide, Mexicali is second in active cases, just behind Mexico City’s Alvaro Obregón.
Tijuana is fifth and Ensenada is eleventh in the list.