Dr. Ramón Gerardo Espinoza Rubio, Deputy Director at the Puerto Peñasco General Hospital, became the first health care worker in the city to receive the COVID-19 vaccine last week. A week-long campaign at the General Hospital, from Jan 13th – 16th, aimed to administer vaccines solely to the facility’s front line staff .
Hospital Director Dr. Pablo Martínez Valeriano stated he was not authorized to provide specifics as to the vaccination process, or number of shots initially sent to Puerto Peñasco.
While this first batch of vaccines was specifically for staff at the city’s General Hospital, medical personnel urge the community to remain alert as to availability and vaccination plans as they are rolled out.
The National Guard and the Ministry of the Navy are responsible for safeguarding the vaccination process to ensure goals are met.