Through a message spread on their social networks, the head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, confirmed the start of the booster vaccination for adults between 50 and 59 years of age for next January 18.
So far no further details have been given about the vaccination schedule and sites, although it is expected that in the coming days more information will be released in this regard for this sector of the population.
He also announced that the CDMX strategy against COVID-19 is to continue vaccinating, and that to date the 90% of adults over 60 and over have received their booster dose.
In that sense, he also recalled that this week adolescents between 15 and 17 years of age will receive their second dose of the vaccination schedule, in addition to starting with the reinforcement for educational personnel and public and private institutions.
And it is that before the advance of the variant Omicron from coronavirus, that for a week has progressively displaced the Delta and that until now has not significantly triggered hospitalizations for COVID-19, the government of Mexico City will focus its strategy on booster vaccination, thereby ruling out closures in economic activities or confinements generalized.
To date, the health authorities have applied the third booster dose to 1 million 69,235 People over 60 years.
COVID-19 and CDMX
The Government of Mexico City announced that the capital will remain in color for another week verde of the Epidemiological Traffic Light, despite the fact that the figures presented show a substantial increase in positive cases of COVID-19, especially in recent days.
Local authorities have stated that although positive cases have reached the levels that were recorded at the peak of the second and third waves, hospitalizations have not accelerated at the same rate.
However, the IRAG Network of the federal Ministry of Health indicated in its most recent report, dated January 8, that there are already five mayoralties with critical saturation levels in hospitals by patients who are seriously ill for coronavirus.
Is about Azcapotzalco, Tlalpan and Tláhuac, who register a 100% saturation hospital in general beds; while Iztacalco reports 83% and Coyoacan 81% in the same type of spaces. So far, the rest of the capital demarcations are at levels below the 70% occupancy.
Regarding the occupation of beds with a fan, Tlalpan is the only city hall that registers a 60% saturation; likewise, it is the only one that has a 100% occupancy beds with ICU ventilator.
Given the rise in positive cases, the Health Secretariat of the entity (Sedesa), asked the residents of the capital to remain calm and isolate themselves immediately in case of symptoms.
Through a statement, the agency pointed out that the population that presents symptoms should be assumed as a positive case, even if the test has not been performed, and call Locatel for medical attention.
The variant Omicron COVID took over Mexico City and displaced Delta, which until a few weeks ago was the dominant one in the capital.
This is how he announced this Friday, Oliva López Arellano, Secretary of Health of the capital:
“The variant that is being identified, involved in the rebound in cases, is Ómicron, which is growing in the city and displacing Delta. It is important to note that Ómicron is more transmissible, it produces more infections, but it is not more virulent ”, the local official pointed out.