More than a thousand migrants who hope to reach the United States were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Thursday through a first-time effort made possible by a private donation of shots from a U.S. company, a shelter director said.
About 1,200 migrants, mainly from Central America, received the Pfizer-BioNTech (PFE.N) vaccine in the border city of Tijuana, said Gustavo Banda, director of the Ambassadors of Jesus shelter.
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is dealing with a growing humanitarian crisis as more people reach the U.S. border.
Authorities in Mexico, the United States and Central America have tightened border restrictions in recent months.
read moreMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris are due to explore ways of tackling undocumented immigration in talks on Friday.
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