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Mexico ends 3-month campaign to vaccinate border residents


Mexican government says it has carried out a three-month campaign to provide coronavirus vaccines to all adult residents of communities along its border with the United States

Mexico said when it started the effort in June, it hoped mass vaccinations would help lift pandemic restrictions on non-essential travel across the border, which has yet to happen.

Mexico’s public security department said it was administering the last 64,000 doses on Tuesday to people in the Tamaulipas Gulf Coast border state. In total, the program distributed 3.8 million snapshots to 45 townships and towns in six states along the border.

The United States has donated approximately 1.35 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to help with this effort.

Mexican officials said the goal was to increase vaccination rates along the border to levels similar to those on the US side. Once that level was reached, they assumed there would be no reason to continue restricting movement at the US border.

So far, Mexico has received around 100 million doses of the vaccine and administered at least one dose to 61 million people.

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ABC News

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