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Covid shots available for unvaxed adults, boosters too

A shipment of 147,000 doses of the Chinese-manufactured CanSino Covid-19 vaccine sent to Jalisco last week is being made available to unvaccinated adults aged over 18 or anyone who has not yet had a booster shot.

pg5aJalisco Health Secretary Fernando Petersen said all residents of the state are eligible, and, in the case of people seeking boosters, it does not matter which brand of vaccine they previously received.

Ten locations in the Guadalajara metropolitan area have been installed to administer the vaccines, five in the municipality of Guadalajara, two in Zapopan, two in Tlaquepaque and one in Tlajomulco.

Residents of the Guadalajara metropolitan area must book appointments online at vacunacion.jalisco.gob.mx.

Outside the ZMG, the vaccines will be available at local health centers (centros de salud), with no appointment necessary. Check with local authorities for availability.

The requirements for obtaining a Covid shot have not changed: copy of obligatory registration on federal website (mivacuna.salud.gob.mx), official identification (passport, resident visa), proof of prior vaccination (for booster), proof of domicile, copy of CURP (personal identification number).

Benito Juárez closes

Meanwhile, on September 9, the Benito Juárez Auditorium mass vaccination center in Guadalajara terminated operations after 16 months of continuous activity.

During the course of the pandemic, 4.4 million doses of vaccine were administered at the auditorium, with the daily record set on September 20, 2021, when 40,000 shots were applied.

The venue will now be reconditioned for the annual Fiestas de Octubre (October state fair), suspended for the past two years.

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