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The vaccines are administered by medical staff at the University of California at San Diego at the San Ysidro border crossing. The program started on Monday with around 150 to 200 injections given per hour.
Mexico has experienced a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines and has received only around 34.2 million doses for a population of 126 million. Since most vaccines require two doses, Mexico has only vaccinated about 15% of its population to date.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Maryland held the first of 40 consecutive draws for the $ 40,000 lottery for those vaccinated against COVID-19 on Tuesday, one of many states using lottery prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated .
The Maryland Lottery says the first winner lives in Baltimore County. There will be 39 more drawings for $ 40,000 in the total promotion of $ 2 million, which will end with a drawing prize of $ 400,000 on July 4th.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 68.3% of adults in Maryland have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Larry Hogan hopes to reach 70% by Memorial Day.
The statewide of Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate fell below 2% for the first time during the pandemic. The state is reporting 160 new confirmed cases, the lowest number since March 26, 2020. Hospitalizations due to the virus hit a seven-month low with 442, the lowest level since October 19.