The Armed Forces will defend the vaccines in opposition to COVID-19 and can deal with their switch till they’re utilized to medical personnel in CDMX and Coahuila
This Wednesday morning got here to Mexico the primary batch of COVID-19 vaccines bought by the Federal Authorities from Pfizer and BioNTech.
The Secretary of Overseas Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, and the undersecretary Martha Delgado acquired the vaccine cargo within the Terminal 2 of the Mexico Metropolis Worldwide Airport (AICM).
Additionally current had been the Secretary of Well being, Jorge Alcocer; the Undersecretary of Prevention and Well being Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, and the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit score, Arturo Herrera.
Likewise the holders of the Sedena, Luis Cresencio Sandoval and that of Semar, Jose Rafael Ojeda Duran.
The primary doses got here out of Belgium This Tuesday, Overseas Minister Ebrard Casaubón reported, who assured that from in the present day till January 31, 2021, a million 417 thousand 659 doses of Pfizer will likely be acquired.
The primary batch traveled on board a aircraft of the parcel firm DHL and consists of 4 thousand 875 doses.
About 500 components of the Nationwide Guard will take part within the vaccine safety operation, which will likely be led by the Secretary of Nationwide Protection (Sedena) and Marine Secretary (Semar).
The field containing them will likely be moved to a location that won’t be launched for safety causes.
The vaccination in opposition to COVID-19 will begin tomorrow, December 24, being the primary to obtain it medical employees within the Mexico Metropolis and Coahuila, though it will likely be sought that it additionally applies to staff of COVID hospitals in close by states similar to Hidalgo or Nuevo León.
Mexico is the primary nation of Latin America to which an authorised vaccine in opposition to coronavirus arrives and one of many first on the earth to begin the vaccination.
With info from López-Dóriga Digital