An American team is helping Mexican youth find a coronavirus in California

Baja California is facing a third wave of 'infection'," said Adrián Medina Amarillas, Baja California health secretary. "There is no doubt


The San Diego team and the Province of San Diego intervened to help its neighbors in Mexico.

A group of Mexican youth traveled by bus to California on Thursday to be vaccinated against coronavirus as efforts continued across Mexico to seize guns from young people.

About 150 Tijuana children were transported by bus to the Mexican embassy in San Diego on Thursday when regional nurses presented the Pfizer vaccine.

The San Diego pilot program aims to find a gun in the hands of 450 youths aged 12 to 17 before it expires in late December. The youth of Tijuana were selected by Mexican social welfare organizations, including those working with children of exiled parents in the United States.

Mexico has refused to vaccinate children between the ages of 12 and 17, in part because the government is focusing on older people who are believed to be at high risk. Mexico also did not have enough vaccines for most of its children, which is one-third of its population. The country this month is preparing to start vaccinating only young people aged 15-17.

Among the young people who achieved the goals in California was 14-year-old Leslie Flores, who said she was scared but also excited about getting a gun.

"Because I can protect myself and my family in this way," Leslie said.

The district has donated volumes. The teens will be back in about three weeks to pick up the gun for the second time.

All young people have American visas or passports, but they have not been able to come to the United States before now to get vaccinated because they did not have an adult with whom they could cross the border, said Carlos González Gutiérrez, the Mexican ambassador. eSan Diego.

Adrian Medina Amarillas, health secretary in Baja California, praised the effort.

"Baja California is facing a third wave of infection," he said. "No doubt this will help."

The plan will be tested in early 2022 and officials will then decide whether it needs to continue.

Hundreds of Mexican parents have taken legal action against the Mexican government demanding the right to be able to give their children a vaccine. In all, about 84 percent of Mexican adults receive at least one dose of the vaccine.

The effort comes less than two weeks after the United States reopened its borders, and Mexican officials see it as another step to ensure that the border remains in place. Border businesses are declining with an 18-month closure for tourists and buyers.

About 80 percent of adults in both San Diego and Baja California counties have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The first vaccination of Mexican children occurred last month at the Texas border when more than a thousand children from the Mexican Coahuila border were sent by bus to Eagle Pass, where they received a Pfizer vaccine controlled by Texas National Guard members. . 12- to 17-year-olds are children of workers at border crossings known as maquiladoras.

In May and early June, more than 26,000 maquiladora workers in Baja California were vaccinated at the San Ysidro border in San Diego.