Juan José Origel, who’s standard for internet hosting reveals resembling Con Permiso TV, La Oreja and Hoy, shared an image of himself getting the jab in Florida and thanking the US authorities for the chance.
“Already vaccinated!! Thanks usa it is unhappy that my country didn’t supply me that safety!!!!” he wrote.
Mexico turned the primary nation in Latin America to approve a Covid-19 vaccine on 24 December, when it gave the inexperienced gentle to Pfizer-BioNtech’s vaccine for frontline well being employees. The nation has since distributed almost 630,000 doses.
Origel flew to Florida because the vaccination drive confronted delays in Mexico after Pfizer lower down its provide of doses. The nation was set to obtain 1.5 million by the tip of January however Pfizer decreased the deliveries because it remodelled its provide chain, based on the Los Angeles Occasions.
It stays unclear how Origel was capable of safe the appointment in Florida.
Florida issued strict pointers final week to solely enable everlasting and seasonal residents to get vaccinated there. The brand new pointers had been issued to curb “vaccine tourism” as folks from completely different states and nations travelled to Florida to get their jabs.
The state had inoculated 1,446,680 folks as of Wednesday, based on the Florida Division of Well being’s web site.
Origel’s image led to an instantaneous backlash on-line. With the primary part of Mexico’s vaccination drive nonetheless removed from full, he was slammed as “egocentric” for getting the jab forward of many frontline employees.
“The most effective instance of selfishness, do you actually suppose that you simply deserve the vaccine greater than the medical doctors, nurses, well being personnel who’re preventing Covid?” mentioned a Twitter consumer.
“I’m a mom, I’ve two youngsters, I pay taxes, I’ve been working throughout your complete pandemic and it seems vacationers get the shot? What a disgrace!” mentioned one other.
Mexico has recorded virtually 1.8 million coronavirus instances and 152,016 deaths because the starting of the pandemic.
Mexican president Andrés López Obrador examined constructive for the virus on 24 January however mentioned his signs had been delicate.
Origel shouldn’t be the primary individual to indicate an curiosity in so-called vaccine tourism. After the UK turned one of many first nations to approve a vaccine, inquiries about how to travel there shot up.
Argentinian TV character Yanina Latorre additionally shared an image on Instagram just lately exhibiting her aged mom getting the vaccination in south Florida.