Jalisco is among the states in Mexico with the lowest vaccination rate. According to the report of the Federal Ministry of Health, it barely reaches 47% of the population over 18 years of age with at least one dose of the vaccine.
This indicator places the state in 27th place in immunizations, at similar levels to Tabasco, Michoacán, and Guerrero. It is just above Chiapas and Puebla, which are the furthest behind with 37% and 35% respectively.
In a conference on vaccination presented by the Government of Jalisco, the percentage of the population with at least one dose is 44.15%, a figure lower than that reported in the federal report, with that data the State would be ranked 30th in coverage. With the complete vaccination, there is only 23.4% of the state population vaccinated over the age of 18.
Mexico City surpasses Jalisco by a wide margin, with 87% coverage and more than seven million vaccines applied. The State of Mexico and Nuevo León registered an advance of 54%. The national average of vaccinations is 58%, with 51.9 million people who have received at least one dose.
According to state government data, the complete vaccination scheme was applied to 58% of the population over 60 years of age, which represents that 579,527 people in that age range have completed vaccinations. In the Jalisco group between 50 to 59 years, only 40.83% have a complete vaccination, this implies that just over 474,000 people in this age group have not received the two doses.
Researcher Victor González Romero said that the unvaccinated should be the main concern to slow down the current rebound in cases. Today, Mexico recorded the highest number of daily infections since the beginning of the pandemic.