Monterrey / 21.07.2021 19:53:48
Mexicans could be vaccinated against covid-19 in Laredo, Texas, if the land border were opened, said Pete Saenz, mayor of this city.
In an interview for AW 1280 with Gladys Zavaleta and Joel Valdez, he affirmed that they do have vaccines and the necessary medical equipment to inoculate travelers entering through the border bridge.
“It is only to organize ourselves and we are willing, the doctors of the authorities tell me that they are available.
“Our people have been protected, I would say 72, 73 percent with a vaccine. We want the people of Mexico to also protect themselves and that is what I do not see, the governments must make the exception of allowing them to get vaccinated, “he said.
At Laredo Airport, anti-covid vaccines are offered to passengers arriving at the air terminal and city residents.
People can receive the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson doses, for those over 18 years of age, and the Pfizer dose for adolescents from the age of 12.
The vaccines are administered by the US National Guard, through Clear Choice ER, which currently has a clinic inside the airport.
“At the airports, the person who has the opportunity to buy their ticket does well, but for those who cannot, I say, even open the land bridges to organize ourselves and allow them to get vaccinated in Nuevo Laredo and other cities”, mentioned.
The land borders of the United States with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least August 21, reported Wednesday the Department of Homeland Security of the United States.
The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, said that the delta variant of the coronavirus and the increase in covid-19 cases were the factors that complicated the reopening of the border between Mexico and the United States, which is closed for non-essential travel since the start of the pandemic in 2020.