Mexico City, Jun 10 (EFE) .- The Heineken México brewery became this Thursday the first large company in the country that collaborates in the vaccination against covid-19 by immunizing its employees and the general public at its headquarters, in the northern city of Monterrey.
Heineken, which in Mexico has seven beer-producing plants and a malt with 16,000 employees, began with the vaccination of its workers, families, dependents and merchants at its facilities, according to an internal statement that transpired in the press.
The inoculation, with the AstraZeneca drug, is in coordination with the federal government, so the company must respect the vaccination plan, which at this stage corresponds to people aged 40 years or more, and open the service to citizens in general this Saturday and Sunday.
Although Efe tried to contact Heineken México to clarify the origin of the drugs and to know the number of doses available and employees benefited, there was no response.
Even so, outside its facilities in the center of Monterrey, the second largest city in the country, it has been possible to observe personnel arriving on foot or by car, in one of the “drive thru” modules. .
Mexico, with 126 million inhabitants, is the fourth country with the most deaths from covid-19, accumulating almost 230,000 confirmed deaths and more than 2.4 million infections.
For this reason, the Government has bet on early access to the vaccine for various drugs, with a total of more than 35 million doses applied so far and 14.3 million people who are fully vaccinated.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador authorized the private sector to buy the drug since January with the condition of respecting the national plan, which until now has covered the elderly, health and educational personnel.
Given the shortage of the drug, only maquiladoras on the northern border have vaccinated their employees in key municipalities, such as Ciudad Juárez and Tijuana, but with vaccines donated by local governments and businessmen from the United States.
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