A new shipment with 852 thousand 150 vaccines from the Pfizer laboratory arrived this Tuesday, March 2nd in Mexico. With this one, they already add up to 13 shipments delivered.
This Pfizer shipment will be distributed in four states:
Nuevo León -106 thousand 275 vaccines
Mexico City – 381,000 225 vaccines
Queretaro – 208 thousand 650 vaccines
Jalisco – 156,000 vaccines
Pedro Zenteno Santaella, CEO of Birmex, detailed that with this shipment already total 4 million 691 thousand 775 vaccines received in Mexico to continue the National Campaign of Vaccination against COVID-19.
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During the receipt of vaccines at Mexico City International Airport, Ruy López Ridaura, Director General of the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control (Cenaprece), said that because of the characteristics of the Pfizer vaccine – which needs ultrafreeze – it is aimed at urban populations.
During the morning conference at Palacio Nacional, the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer, reported that these vaccines will be distributed in 38 municipalities, mainly urban, because of the conditions of transport they require.
He said that with the 800,000 doses of Sinovac who have already arrived in the country, vaccination of older adults will begin at the weekend. These will complete vaccination of older adults in 623 municipalities in the country.
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The chancellor, Marcelo Ebrard, detailed that more than 600,000 doses of Pfizer are expected to arrive next Tuesday; 1 million 160 thousand doses of AstraZeneca, which will arrive in the coming days; 3 million doses of Sinovac to be arriving during March.
The Covax initiative allocated Mexico five million 532 thousand doses of AstraZeneca for March, April and May.
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