On January 12, it was one year since the arrival of the first batch of anticovid vaccines in Jalisco, adding up to today a total of 53 deliveries of biologicals against the virus.
Since then, according to the state government, a little more than nine million doses have been applied to the people of Jalisco, managing to immunize, with at least one dose, 84% of the population over 15 years of age, and over 12 years with comorbidities.
But, What are the vaccines that are applied in our state and where do they come from?
According to the Jalisco Ministry of Health, five different types of vaccines have been applied in our entity: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Cansino, Sinovac, Sputnik and Moderna.
This biological from the laboratory that bears the same name is sent from Michigan, United States. It consists of the application of two doses, with a difference of between 21 and 45 days between one and the other., after which an efficiency of 95% is obtained in the prevention of cases.
Produced in agreement by Mexico and Argentina (it is made in Argentina and bottled in our country). This vaccine also requires two doses, with a separation of between 28 and 84 days between each application, after which it has been shown to be more than 90 percent effective.
It was developed by CanSino Biologics and the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology (China), and is currently being shipped in bulk to Mexico for packaging. It consists of a single application and has been shown to prevent 95.47 percent of severe cases and 100 percent of hospitalizations. In our state, this vaccine was applied mainly to the educational sector: teachers, administrative personnel, and assistants.
Manufactured by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac/China National Pharmaceutical Group. Just like Pfizer’s, This vaccine requires the application of two doses, with an interval of between 28 and 35 days., after which it has been shown to have an efficacy of 91.25 percent
Produced in the United States. According to Modern Pharmaceuticals, its biological maintains an effectiveness of 93% six months after its application. His scheme is two doses and currently the vaccine from this laboratory is used to reinforce teachers, administrative staff and assistants.
How does the vaccine work?
After being vaccinated, our immune system produces antibodies, as it happens when we are exposed to a disease, with the difference that vaccines contain only dead or weakened pathogens (such as viruses or bacteria) and do not cause disease or complications.
Is it safe to get vaccinated?
Getting vaccinated is safe. All vaccines approved for application in Mexico undergo rigorous testing throughout the different phases of clinical trials, and continue to be regularly evaluated once marketed. Scientists also constantly monitor information from different sources looking for indications that a vaccine may or may not have adverse effects, the Federal Health Secretariat said.
In Mexico, until last December, a total of 179 million 063 thousand 050 vaccines had been received, with which 107 million 031 thousand 525 people were immunized.