Mexico’s federal government this week launched pre-registration for vaccination against Covid-19 for persons between the ages of 50 and 59.
Sign-ups are available by logging on to the website mivacuna.salud.gob.mx.
For starters, the interested person has to type in his or her CURP personal identity code issued to citizens and foreign residents. After pressing the bar showing “quiero vacunarme,” the rest of the online form shows spaces asking for the individual’s full name, current place of residence and other data. Once completed, hit “enviar” and click on the “comprobante” button. Be sure to save and print out the proof of registration with a box showing the folio number, date and hour of registration and CURP code.
Some foreigners living in the Lake Chapala area on tourist visas report that they have been able to obtain provisional CURP registrations. For guidance on the procedure, non-residents may visit the Servidores de la Nación desk at Chapala’s former town hall next door to Banamex. Keep in mind that personnel there are not fluent in English.
Vaccination programs may begin some time in May, once the inoculation of elder seniors wraps up. Health authorities have not yet revealed when or where the shots will be distributed, nor what type of vaccines will be used.