Shortage of Tetanus vaccine in Mexico


The US has required that Mexico send their tetanus vaccine north of the border. This is hard to believe but on Tuesday of this week Humberto and I had to visit 4 different hospitals so that he could get his booster for a dirty wound.

The only reason he got what he needed was through the good heartedness of Lorena from the Mojoneras clinic who advocated on his behalf at the State hospital somewhere in the hills behind Central Camionera.

I am totally shocked that a country like Mexico should be sending their precious tetanus vaccine to the US.

Mexico desperately needs all its tetanus vaccines to prevent tetanus which is deadly without vaccination.Mexico is a rual country and wounds are frequently contaminated with soil which harbors the tetanus spores.

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About Charlotte Ortega

I am a family physician and writer.I am an active member of the Puerto Vallarta Writers Group and I am coordinating this years International Writers Conference to be held in March in association with Los Mangos Library.Winters are spent in Mexico to escape the cold and the summers in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am British born but have not lived in the U.K. since 1997. My blog is intended to inform would be travellers and those who view Mexico as a preferred retirement destination on every aspect of living in Mexico, the good and the other...My husband Humberto is Mexican and is a font of knowlege on the diverse cultural and social nuances which exist in this vibrant and colourful country.
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