“We would not have the precise day (…) This month the vaccination can be arriving within the metropolis for well being personnel,” says Claudia Sheinbaum
Authorities of the Authorities of Mexico Metropolis, the place it’s deliberate that vaccination in opposition to the COVID-19 Earlier than the top of the 12 months, they revealed this Monday that they nonetheless have no idea when the doses of Pfizer and so they assured that the date can be outlined within the subsequent few hours.
“We would not have the precise day,” stated in a press convention the Head of Authorities of Mexico Metropolis, Claudia Sheinbaum, who promised that “this month the vaccination can be arriving within the metropolis for well being personnel.”
The Federal Fee for the Safety in opposition to Sanitary Dangers (Cofepris) licensed on December 11 using the pfizer vaccine, whereas the Authorities introduced that Earlier than the top of the 12 months, the vaccination of well being personnel in Mexico Metropolis will start and Coahuila.
Sheinbaum confessed this Monday not understanding the actual date of begin of vaccinations, however introduced that the Undersecretary of Well being and Authorities strategist in opposition to the coronavirus, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, will give extra particulars within the subsequent few hours.
“In the present day within the afternoon they are going to be informing us of the day the vaccines arrive and their distribution processes,” stated the pinnacle of the capital authorities.
Sheinbaum recalled that the military Mexican, answerable for the logistics of vaccination in Mexico, already made final week “a primary drill” of distribution within the capital to be ready when the vaccine arrives.
In keeping with the native press, The arrival of the primary doses of the vaccine in Coahuila was scheduled for Tuesday, however the arrival was delayed.
For his half, the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador burdened that Pfizer “Should meet” the agreed deadlines, since “a contract has already been signed.”
“The primary doses must arrive earlier than the top of the 12 months, this December,” stated the president.
He assured that the start of the vaccination in Mexico Metropolis and Coahuila It is because of “logistical points” and reiterated its need that each one Mexicans have free entry to the vaccine in opposition to COVID-19, a illness that accumulates a million 320 thousand 545 infections and 118 thousand 202 deaths.
In keeping with him authorities vaccination plan, you’ll first inject the medical workers and through 2021 and the 2022 to the remainder of the inhabitants in accordance with age and persistent ailments.
Mexico agreed with Pfizer the acquisition of 34.4 million doses, of which 150 thousand must arrive earlier than the top of December.
Along with the Pfizer drug, Mexico has thus far promised 77.4 million doses of the British AstraZeneca, 35 million from china CanSino and 34.4 million from the platform Covax of the World Well being Group (WHO).
With data from EFE