During April, Promotora Agroindustrial y Comercial del Tamazula, which is part of the Veggies from Mexico community, organized a vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in all its health units. In conjunction with the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), a census was taken of people working at the farm who need a second or third dose, to have the exact doses.
These actions benefit the company’s employees because they will not have to travel to receive their vaccinations since they receive their vaccinations at the health units located at the company’s facilities.
In Sinaloa, the vaccination program against COVID-19 is still in force, if you have not yet gone, please register at:
What types of vaccines are there and what are they for?
There are different types of vaccines designed to prepare our immune system to fight disease. Several types of potential vaccines are being developed against COVID-19, including:
Inactivated or attenuated virus vaccines: use a previously inactivated or attenuated virus, so that it does not cause disease, but still generates an immune response.
Protein-based vaccines: use innocuous protein fragments or protein structures that mimic the virus causing COVID-19, to generate an immune response.
Viral vector vaccines: use a genetically modified virus that cannot cause disease but can 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 itself triggers an immune response.
Why is vaccination recommended?
Vaccination is a simple, safe, and effective way to protect against harmful diseases before we meet them. Vaccines activate the body’s natural defenses so that it learns to resist specific infections and strengthen the immune system.
Vaccines available for Mexico
Mexico has agreements with pharmaceutical companies:
Pfizer-BioNTech, Cansino, COVAX, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, Sinovac, Janssen and Moderna.
Information from: vacunacovid.gob.mx
Learn more about Promotora Agroindustrial y Comercial del Tamazula here: https://veggiesfrommexico.com/promotora-agroindustrial-comercial-tamazula/