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/ Modified sep 15, 2021 11:26 a.m.

Mexico completes vaccination campaign for adults in northern border cities

In June, Mexico introduced a campaign to vaccinate all adults in in cities along its northern border to help speed the lifting of pandemic travel restrictions

Amlo prensa Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at one of his press conferences at Mexico's National Palace in Mexico City.
Office of the Mexican President via Fronteras Desk

Mexico says it is finished vaccinating adults 18 and older in cities along the border with the United States. Leaders hope that will lead to a full reopening of the U.S.-Mexico border.

vacunas en municipios fronterizos VIEW LARGER Mexican officials say as of Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, a campaign to vaccinate all adults in the country's northern border municipalities is complete.
Gobierno de Mexico

In June, Mexico introduced a campaign to vaccinate all adults in in cities along its northern border to help speed the lifting of pandemic travel restrictions that have disproportionately impacted Mexican citizens.

Now, officials say that effort is complete, with about 90% of adults in all 45 municipalities along its northern border fully vaccinated.

During his morning press conference Tuesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said border travel restrictions, now in place for 18 months, can be lifted now that border vaccinations are complete. But it’s unclear if that will happen next week, when the current extension runs out.

The effort started in Baja California, before moving eastward along the border. Officials say a final round of second doses were administered in Tamaulipas on Tuesday, concluding the campaign with more than 3.8 million vaccine doses doled out in border communities.

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