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Mexico Says Vaccination Effort For Adults In Baja California Has Concluded

On Friday, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said “mission accomplished” regarding the effort to vaccinate the entire adult population in Baja California.

That makes the border state the first in Mexico to achieve that distinction. Over the last week, roughly 1.25 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine were administered in six cities.

National Security Secretary Rosa Icela Rodríguez said the state’s adult population is now “totally vaccinated.”

The campaign appears to have used nearly all of the 1.35 million doses sent by the United States to Mexico in an effort to speed the lifting of border crossing restrictions. Roughly 85,000 were to be sent to the Sonoran border city of San Luis Rio Colorado, according to Rodríguez.

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