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San Diego County, Mexican Consulate Partner On Cross-Border Vaccines

05/25/21

 

Across the globe, there has been a rise in the demand for goods, but supply chains have slowed because of COVID-19. This new partnership is intended to strengthen binational relations and the economy."Mexico is our largest trading partner and we need the border workforce to be healthy," said county Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher. "This vaccine pilot project will protect the working population, slow disease transmission, and speed up the production and shipping of goods between the U.S. and Mexico."COVID-19 vaccines offered in the U.S. have been shown to be safe and effective in reducing the risk for serious illness, even if a vaccinated person subsequently becomes infected by SARS-CoV-2. As more people are vaccinated, the presence of the virus will be reduced and community members will be better protected through herd immunity. Vaccines are readily available for San Diego residents age 12 and older at numerous locations throughout the county. Visit health.ucsd.edu or sandiegocounty.gov to find the nearest vaccine clinic. READ MORE