During February, Del Campo y Asociados, a member of our Veggies From México community, carried out a health promotion campaign, inviting its farm workeres to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The company supported the personnel by giving them some time for vaccination between their working schedule and transported them to the sites where vaccines were applied, depending on their need for immunization, the first, second and some of them, their third booster dose.
In Sinaloa, the vaccination program against COVID-19 is still running, if you have not yet attended, sign up at: https://mivacuna.salud.gob.mx/index.php?fbclid=IwAR2jxsEuFGXt7CRpakTLidJCMw7ep5Gz7XDYL3FmzkCAxC5PjQIiIU30Txs
There are different types of vaccines, each one is designed to prepare our immune system to fight diseases. Various types of potential COVID-19 vaccines are in development, such as:
Inactivated or weakened virus vaccines: They use a previously inactivated or weakened virus so that it does not cause disease but even so, it generates an immune response.
Protein-based vaccines: They use sanitized protein fragments or protein structures that mimic the virus that causes COVID-19, in order to generate an immune response.
Vaccines with viral vector: They use a genetically modified virus that cannot cause the disease, but that is able to produce coronavirus proteins to generate a safe immune response.
RNA and DNA vaccines: A pioneering approach that uses genetically modified RNA or DNA to generate a protein that triggers an immune response by itself.
Why is vaccination recommended?
Vaccination is a simple, sanitized and effective manner to protect ourselves against harmful diseases before coming into contact with them. Vaccines activate the natural defenses of the body, so that they resist specific infections, and reinforce the immune system.
Vaccines available in Mexico
Mexico has agreements with the following pharmaceutical companies:
Pfizer-BioNTech, Cansino, COVAX, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, Sinovac, Janssen and Moderna.
Information from: vacunacovid.gob.mx