Another 42 thousand vaccines against COVID-19 fly to Mexico

This Saturday a second batch of vaccines in opposition to COVID-19 will arrive in Mexico that might be distributed in Mexico Metropolis and Monterrey

The Secretary of International Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, introduced this Friday {that a} second cargo of COVID-19 vaccines with 42,900 doses it’s already flying from Belgium to Mexico, the place its arrival is predicted on Saturday within the Mexico Metropolis and in Monterrey.

“Already in flight 42,900 vaccines from the Pfizer plant in Puurs, Belgium,” he reported by means of Twitter, in addition to that the courier firm DHL is “answerable for transportation and distribution.”

International Minister Ebrard Casaubón, answerable for acquiring vaccines in opposition to COVID-19 overseas, assured that the airports of the Mexico Metropolis and of Monterrey (Nuevo León) “would be the arrival factors tomorrow.”

“Vaccination plan of the Ministry of Well being continues its course,” he concluded.

This announcement is made identified the day after Mexico turned the primary nation in Latin America to start out its vaccination plan in opposition to COVID-19, a illness that has triggered 1.4 million infections within the nation and not less than 121 thousand deaths.

The primary 3,000 vaccines, which arrived in Mexico final Wednesday from Belgium on a DHL aircraft, had been equipped on Thursday to three,000 docs who deal with the illness and had been distributed at three vaccination factors: on the Basic Hospital of the Metropolis from Mexico and two army precincts in close by Querétaro and Toluca.

The specialist nurse María Irene Ramírez, 59 years previous and head of Nursing of the Intensive Care Unit of the Rubén Leñero Hospital within the Mexican capital, was the primary particular person in her nation to obtain the Pfizer vaccine.

Minutes later, vaccinations started in Chile and Costa Rica, whereas Argentina obtained a cargo of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.

The federal government attributed the preliminary arrival of solely 3,000 doses to a plan to “calibrate” vaccinations within the nation within the face of logistical difficulties, whereas the opposition criticized it, because the arrival of 250,000 had been promised earlier than the tip of 2020.

In keeping with the plan of the Authorities of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, by January 31, Mexico may have obtained 1.4 million doses of Pfizer, which might be used to finish the vaccination of all medical personnel within the nation.

And between February 2021 and March 2022, the Authorities intends to vaccinate its whole inhabitants steadily, based on age and continual illnesses.

For this, it has pre-purchased 34.4 million vaccines from Pfizer, in addition to 77.4 million from the British AstraZeneca and 35 million from the Chinese language CanSino, though these two haven’t but been licensed to be used in Mexico.

With data from EFE

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