Thursday, December 2

Coronavirus in Mexico: why AMLO resists vaccinating all adolescents despite a court ruling ordering it

  • Marcos Gonzalez Diaz
  • BBC News Mundo correspondent in Mexico

Mexican children receive their covid-19 vaccine.

Image source, Getty Images

The Justice of Mexico increased its pressure on the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and gave him an ultimatum so that all adolescents in the country can be vaccinated against covid-19.

So far, Mexico is only immunizing minors between the ages of 12 and 17 who have a chronic disease, considering that there is not enough scientific evidence regarding the effect of the vaccine on children.

But on Wednesday it became public that a court gave the government a period of five days to include all adolescents in the vaccination plan or, otherwise, will denounce possible judicial contempt before the Attorney General’s Office.

When a first resolution of this court was released two weeks ago, López Obrador announced that he would challenge it.

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