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Sonoran Teachers Could Soon Get Vaccine, A Step Toward School Reopening

Teachers in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, could get access to coronavirus vaccines.

Now that the state is considered low-risk for coronavirus spread, those vaccines could be coming soon for the state’s teachers. That’s according to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

“It’s very likely that teachers will also be vaccinated there,” he said of Sonora, where older residents in rural areas are currently being prioritized. A final decision should come within the week, he added.

Sonora is one of three states at  green, and the only one in northern Mexico. Sonora’s health secretary recently said his department was ready to aid schools in reopening as soon as this week.

Murphy Woodhouse was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2018 to 2023.