The president said: “It did no harm, but it also helped a lot and protected us all. I call on all elderly people to be vaccinated. There is no risk.”
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Andrés Manuel López Obrador) contracted the covid-19 virus in January, and he received the first dose at a press conference in the Forbidden City on Tuesday AstraZeneca vaccine.
The president took off his jacket and sat on the chair next to the presidential podium. The army lieutenant general nurse Melina Vega showed him the syringe, raised the left sleeve of his shirt, injected him with a vaccine, and put him His vaccination record was handed over to him.
Earlier, López Obrador said he was “very calm”, calm-headed and warm-hearted. After the vaccination, he joked that the gloved nurse “has very soft hands.”
The president withdrew from the press conference and continued to observe for 30 minutes to observe possible adverse effects, such as pain at the injection site.
Mexico has more than 212,000 deaths and 2.3 million confirmed infections. It is the third highest number of deaths in the world after the United States and Brazil. So far, 14.3 million doses of different vaccines have been used.
Since the first dose of the vaccine arrived in Mexico in December last year, the president said that it would be vaccinated within the age range and severely criticized the so-called VIP vaccination in other countries.
López Obrador is 60 years old and lives in the center of Mexico City where the National Palace is located. He will receive the first dose of medicine at the end of March.
However, he postponed the time of vaccination because his doctor told him that he had “enough antibodies” from the moment he contracted covid-19 in January, during which time he completely suspended the public for two weeks. Agenda.
Finally, on Monday, he confirmed that he would be vaccinated at a traditional morning press conference with AstraZeneca this Tuesday, setting an example by showing that there is “no risk” and “the response is normal.”
Unlike other countries, Mexico has never questioned the efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is usually applied to people over 60 years of age.
The country also owns Pfizer from the United States, Sputnik V from Russia, and Sinovac and CanSino from China.
This Tuesday also began to vaccinate teachers participating in health workers and immunized adults over 60 years of age.