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  1. The registration for the vaccination against COVID of older adults (60+ years) has started. Background To register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico currently requires a CURP number. Residents (permanent and temporary) and citizens have a CURP number. Those on a tourist visa do not. I don't know if there might be a future option for people without a CURP number or, if there is, when that might be. The English language instructions below include a section on locating and printing your CURP number. The number is on your Mexican Driver's License and Permanent or Temporary Resident Card. At least it is on mine. Also see this post on SMAFAQ: Locating and Printing Your Mexican CURP. You have to enter the website and enter your data. Before you start, you need to have your CURP number. You will also need a Mexican phone number (you must enter 10 digits so there is no room to enter a country code) where you or someone you trust can later take a call for you with your appointment information. The website is in operation from 8 am to midnight seven days a week. It may take a while to get through. If you can not open the website during those hours it is probably because it is saturated...try again later. When you get through and complete the information and then hit send (enviar) the advice is 'if you don’t get a response, don’t start over. Just hit it every 15 minutes or so. Reports are that it takes a long time to process the confirmation.' On the first day of operation there were some reports of interruptions / errors in the service. If you encounter an error try again later. Instructions are from the wonderful folks at Covid-19 SMA 1. Enter the page https://mivacuna.salud.gob.mx/ 2. Enter your CURP. In case you don't know it or don't have it on hand, first follow instructions later in this tutorial on “Locating and Printing Your CURP” 3. Verify that your data is correct. 4. Select the option "I want to be vaccinated." More ... Read through all of the steps at the link below before you start. Instructions are from the wonderful folks at Covid-19 SMA ... Vaccine Registration Instructions. | Español. Which vaccine will I get? We don't know at this time which vaccine will be used for any particular person, place or date. What does it mean to be registered? It means that you are on the list. You do not yet have an appointment but you will be contacted later with appointment information based on your age and location. Best time to register is before 7 a.m.
  2. You understand so little about the relationships between and among the various governments in the US and their powers. It would benefit you, if you desire to post accurate information, to study the US Constitution. I doubt you care whether your opinion is valid or not. You just enjoy ROATM. Just MHO.
  3. Many of my friends (75-78 y.o.) have already received their 1B first shot. Depends on location. I see where amazon has said they can get the vaccines anywhere quickly and are offering their services today. Wonder why they did not do that a month ago?
  4. Already driven back. My appointment is next week. I am very high risk and don't need to wait forever. You need to do what is best for you. Good luck.
  5. Let me repeat, as you ,missed it the first time ! None of those who came from the US to Mexico came blind and deaf, as the US has made it perfectly clear that government provided health services will never be provided in any country except the US. They will NOT provide that service for you or anyone else visiting/living in Mexico. No matter how much you want to cry or pay. So, give it a rest !
  6. The Mexican government does not have the money to buy the vaccine for everyone of its citizens, let alone foreigners. That is why AMLO encourages private buying and administering. Also, none of those who came from the US to Mexico came blind and deaf, as the US has made it perfectly clear that government provided health services will never be provided in any country except the US. No one should be a bit surprised or disappointed by that on this "free" vaccine. If that was a deal breaker, you should have stayed home. Look in the mirror if you want to complain and cry.
  7. I would guess that decision is up to the new administration.
  8. In Texas you must bring proof of age and residency, so that Texas residents get the Texas allotment. Mine is scheduled for next week, pending the arrival of a new supply.
  9. I believe you are correct. Since Mexico has over 200,000 more "yearly deaths this year than in a normal year, NOT related to CV, makes a person wonder what's up, Doc, no?
  11. I see where Pfizer is now shipping vaccine to all 50 States. So, looks like some people will get theirs in the next few days. Great news !
  12. Spoke with my Pulmonologist in Texas yesterday and he informed me that he was confident that I would be able to get my vaccine for covid within 4 weeks, max. Great news. He expects to get his next week. Said distribution plans have been in place for a while. Good luck to me and everyone also at high risk !!! (he currently treats 15 hospitalized, mostly elderly, but is seeing a rise in 30-50, he believes because of failure to wear masks and distance.).
  13. Gene pool gets weaker each year. Lots of "cry babies" born over the last 30 or so years.
  14. My blood doctor in the US says he believes that only certain health care workers will get the vaccine starting mid December, as many health care workers (such as he) do not work with CV patients, thus no immediate need before older, high risk, people like me get it.
  15. Not here, but in the US in mid December. CDC.
  16. Trump promised it before the end of this year !
  17. Since wearing a mask offers a lot less protection for the wearer than the other people, therein lies the major reason many don't wear. Love thy neighbor is greatly missing with many.
  18. My understanding has always been that the purpose behind people wearing a mask was that the mask offered protection to others, not a lot to the person wearing the mask. The virus is basically spread from a cough, sneeze, or talking/singing and the mask prevents it from traveling rapidly to where it would go provided the infected person had no mask. I thought that was the science behind the mask wearing.
  19. https://themazatlanpost.com/2020/11/17/family-attacked-and-robbed-on-tamaulipas-highway/?fbclid=IwAR3D8sWg15Gkd_O7FFHJ1YEFDPkAyNqSePe6DcgtXCM4EP0jEd9jJTTCFeA
  20. A doctor can not look at you and say you do not have the CV. Only a test and sometimes te test is not accurate. Therein lies a Big problem. Loss of appetite and sleepiness are big symptoms, as is fever and cough. IT is more out there now than 6 months ago.
  21. Those Canadians considering returning might consider this: Just an FYI -- the Diario de Yucatan published an article today where they cite the Asociacion Mexicana de Instituciones de Seguros that the average cost of treatment for CV is 10,603 pesos (no hospital stay), 416,526 pesos if hospitalized, and can reach 972,517 pesos (average) if in intensive care. I'll add the citation if I can find it! bingo -- here's the link: https://www.yucatan.com.mx/.../aseguradoras-adaptan-su...
  22. Have noticed quite a few Canadians in Central Texas in the last 2 weeks.
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