The announcement came as Mexico nears 450,000 deaths from COVID-19. The country has fully 예방 접종 only about 50% of its 126 백만명.
대통령 Andrés Manuel López Obrador said plans for the boosters are still being drawn up, 그러나 추가, “It won’t be long, we have the vaccines.”
López Obrador’s administration has long resisted adopting measures like mandatory face masks, mass testing and travel restrictions that have been used in many other countries.
Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell had said as recently as August that there was no scientific evidence to justify giving booster shots, and suggested they were part of a campaign by vaccine manufacturers to increase sales.