How to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in Mexico (Video)

Here’s a short video explaining the requirements and procedures to get vaccinated against COVID in Mexico.

Well that’s it for today. Hasta Luego.

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Qroo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He and his wife moved to Mexico looking to maximize their retirement income. They later started a blog called Two Expats Mexico ( to share their experiences as well as information about the logistical and legal aspects of retiring south of the border.

19 Comments on "How to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in Mexico (Video)"

  1. Cassandra Garcia | February 18, 2021 at 10:05 am |

    We’ve run into a problem in Yucatan.
    A CURP is required for registration but when you arrive at the vaccine location, they require an INE which is a voter registration card! Only Mexican citizens who are registered to vote! What?
    Looks like some kind of political maneuver.
    Anyone with a temporary or permanente visa isn’t able to get a vaccine even after registering online.
    Big problem.

  2. Paul,
    Nice job on the video blog.
    I am retired LE and permanent resident over in Baja for a number of years now.
    Great information.
    I have been referring people to your web site and blog.
    Thanks for the update on the COVID-19 vaccination.
    Our local clinic in the little town of Los Barriles will be the contact point here. Things seem to be on hold right now waiting for delivery of the vaccine that had been promised a couple of weeks ago. The Governor’s Office has been a little hazy on citizens first to include or not include permanent residents. This seems contrary to Federal decree but that is what the debate is at this time.
    Just an FYI that as in all of Mexico, local reality is sometimes different than federal mandate.
    It makes sense to vaccinate everyone and that may happen in time.
    Stay safe and healthy.

    Cheers from Baja

  3. After you register on line, someone from the government will contact you twice. First, they’ll contact you to tell you where your neighborhood’s or town’s vaccination center is located. They’ll ask you if you are able to travel to that center. The purpose of this first call Is for the government to count the number of people who will need to be vaccinated at their homes, and how many are able to go to their neighborhood/town vaccination center to be vaccinated. The second contact will be to tell you the day and time of your vaccination.

  4. Grant Andrew Allen | February 18, 2021 at 10:15 am |

    Excellent intel. Thanks!

  5. Thanks Paul. I signed up on the government website. Approximately 80 tries to get through.

  6. Cynthia J Blanton | February 18, 2021 at 10:45 am |

    The Sputnik V vaccine is two doses.

  7. Studies show that Ivermectin and Hydroxychloriquin (sp?) is much safer than vaccines….and in Mexico
    we are lucky to get Ivermectin in any drug store here in Jalisco and costs very little….needs a perscription
    in USA I understand.LL
    I am 80 years young and took Ivermectin with no problem…..studies show it is good for many influenzas, parasites, dengue fever and more.

  8. I just filled it out and it looks like it accepted everything.. will see!

  9. George and Mary Zorb | February 18, 2021 at 11:06 am |

    Cassandra Garcia’s comment is very concerning. We are permanent residents of Mexico and citizens of the United States. This comment flies in the face of everything we have heard heretofore about our being able to get vaccinated in Mexico as permanent residents of Mexico.

  10. Hello Paul…i received my first shot yesterday Feb.17th, 2021. A friend of mine, called, and told me about the availability in Leona Vicario, which is part of the Puerto Morelos municipality, where I live. I didn’t apply to the web site, as I saw a report on TV that said it could be an information gathering scam, and that people should wait for an official notice from the government, when it was your turn. When I found out about the availability for my age group, I just went there. I already knew what I had to take with me, which was my permanent residency card, that has the CURP number, age etc. on it., and a copy of my electric bill, that proved I lived in Puerto Morelos. I also took a couple other pieces of identification just in case, which i didn’t need..
    At the site, they gave me a number, and told me to sit in one of the shade tents they had set up. Many people had appointments from the web site, but most did not. The whole operation was very efficient, well controlled, and moved right along. They had people answering questions walking among the people waiting. You just go from stage to stage, and each stage takes time. At each stage there were people guiding you along,..
    After you are jabbed, you are sent to a waiting area for 30 minutes to make sure you had no adverse reactions before being released, to wait for the second injection, The length of time from start to finish depends on the number of people waiting when you arrive, unless you have an appointment, and even if you do, you still must go thru the various stages. The vaccine they gave me was Astra-Zeneca, and there is plenty of info about all vaccines on the web. All in all, it was very professionally handled, and easy to do. I ran into many of my neighbors, i hadn’t seen in a long while, and we congregated together during the wait, and caught up socially. The wait was tolerable, and the process easy.

  11. Thanks Paul! There was one error I noticed in the vaccine information given. The Sputnik V vaccine is also a 2 shot dose. The only one currently being considered for use in Mexico that is 1 dose is CanSino Biologics.

  12. Paul, In your video ” How to get vaccinated…” I believe I heard you state that the Sputnik vaccine is a “one shot” vaccine. When googled ” Is the Sputnik vaccine one shot or two ? ” everything that comes up states that it is a “Two dose” vaccination.

  13. your presentations are always clear and sot on… thanks a bunch!
    grateful fan,

  14. Jerry W Wrider | February 18, 2021 at 6:43 pm |


  15. I registered on the site. When you do, they give you a Folio Number. That´s how you know you got registered and also allows you to track the progress. Now, they said they would call with where and when so we shall see.

  16. Has anyone been able to get a vaccine through the website? My parents are residents and now eligible but are not having any luck getting vaccinated

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