Therapy Areas: Vaccines
Mexico considering COVID-19 booster shots for elderly
24 November 2021 -

The president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said on Tuesday that the country will analyse administering booster vaccine doses against COVID-19, especially for older people, Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday.

Obrador was quoted as telling a news conference: "The booster vaccine will be analysed in some cases, especially for older adults, but that still has to be decided by the doctors, the specialists."

Less than two months ago, Obrador had rejected suggestions that Mexico should administer a third vaccine shot, saying experts deemed it to be unnecessary.

However, the Mexican government has gradually opened the door to giving more people shots, including teenagers.

The Pan American Health Organisation earlier this month recommended booster shots for people who received COVID-19 vaccines by China's Sinovac Biotech (Nasdaq:SVA) and Sinopharm (HKG:1099), which have been used in Mexico.