The governor of Baja California said to residents: “Vaccinations or borders will not be open”
Tijuana (Border report) — The Governor of Baja California, Jaime Bonilla, urges residents of the state to be vaccinated against COVID-19, otherwise the border will not be open.
Bonilla said that the United States insists on reaching a 75% vaccination rate to consider removing necessary travel restrictions, which have been extended for at least one month.
These restrictions are now in effect from March 2020.
“In the United States, the vaccination campaign is very active. Millions of people are vaccinated every day. The only thing they ask for is concentration (effort)-they will vaccinate us-but if we don’t vaccinate ourselves, we It will not be possible to reopen the border. This is our reality,” Bonilla said.
The governor is publicly calling for people to go to mobile clinics to get vaccines donated by the United States. The Johnson & Johnson brand only needs one dose.
“If we don’t do this, if we don’t take advantage of it, it will flow to another state of Mexico,” Bonilla said.
Bonilla promotes the ease of use of the vaccine because it requires only one application, stating that the goal is to provide 1.35 million doses of the vaccine to open the border.
“This is one dose, one time, your cycle has been completed, let us not lose the chance of this herd immunity,” he said. “We must be aware that the United States keeps statistics. If we are not vaccinated on our side of the border, they will say they have no interest in building a unified community front.