Hundreds of young people in Nogales, Sonora boarded buses on Thursday and were taken to the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The effort involved 1,000 vaccine recipients between the ages of 12 to 17, all of whom were accompanied by an adult, according to reporter Cesar Barron of Radio XENY. Another 1,000 juveniles were scheduled to be vaccinated on Friday.
The office of Juan Gim Nogales, the city’s recently sworn-in mayor, said the effort involved more than 50 members of the municipal police department, whose logistical coordination included preparations beginning the day before, and traffic control for the event itself.
Since the start of August, two-day vaccine clinics like this one have been held at the Mariposa port for residents of Nogales, Sonora. The effort has been led on this side of the border by the University and Arizona and Mexican Consulate, both of which have declined to publicly discuss the campaign.