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Vaccinations Begin For Educators In Sonora

Vaccinations for educators in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, are now underway.

More than 70,000 of them will receive the single-dose CanSino vaccine over the next couple of days, according to a release from the Mexican Institute of Social Security.

Two of those doses went to Hermosillo teachers Erick Pasten and his girlfriend.

“We were expecting to spend there four, three hours,” he said. “We were there for just one hour: in, out pretty easy, and that was something new, unexpected.”

The private school where both of them teach has been all online for more than a year, something that he says has been a challenge for him, given that he considers himself technologically impaired.

Now that he’s vaccinated, he’s looking forward to the possibility of returning to safe, in-person instruction. And visiting family he hasn’t seen in months.

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