Mexico vaccinates Honduran migrants within the southern border city | World information
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Dozens of Honduran migrants received COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday in the southern Mexican city of Tapachula, according to Honduran first lady Ana Garcia.
The Mexican Ministry of Health and Social Security (IMSS) coordinated vaccines for migrants at the Honduran consulate in the border town north of Guatemala, Garcia said on Twitter from Tapachula.
“An anti-COVID vaccination day is underway for undocumented Honduran migrants and some documented migrants staying in this Mexican city,” said Garcia, a lawyer married to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
About 150 migrants received the vaccines, according to the Spanish news agency EFE, which reported that the vaccination campaign started last week and more than 600 people have been vaccinated so far.
A spokeswoman for the Mexican Ministry of Health did not respond to a request for comment.
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Mexican officials topped up COVID-19 vaccines for migrants, including those on the northern border with the United States, after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control extended what is known as Title 42 order https: //www.reuters.com/world/us / hundreds-migrants-vaccinated-against-coronavirus-us-mexico-border-city-2021-08-03, which enables US officials to bring thousands of non-Mexicans to Mexico to return without an opportunity to apply for asylum or other protection in the United States.
United States and Mexico authorities have sought to reopen the border, which had been closed to non-essential crossings since March 2020 during the pandemic, despite restrictions in place.
(Reporting by Cassandra Garrison and Gustavo Palencia; Editing by Grant McCool)
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