Mexico speeds up vaccine rollout due to risk of new COVID-19 wave


Mexico will increase its rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to protect the public against any new wave of infections, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday as the country’s pandemic death toll approached 200,000.

Lopez Obrador said the armed forces and medical personnel would be used to inoculate more people against the virus.

“We have to get a move on with vaccinations so that if there’s a new outbreak, we’ll be vaccinated when it hits, in particular the older people,” he told a news conference.

Although Mexico began vaccinating the public against COVID-19 last year, the rollout has been hampered by delays in delivery of doses due to bottlenecks in supply, prompting the government to complain about hoarding by richer countries.

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