Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard has confirmed receipt of the first 200,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19.
Russian vaccine reception
Monday February 22, Mexico received her first doses of Russian vaccine Sputnik V against the coronavirus. In a statement, the Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, confirmed the reception of 200,000 doses. He specified that other deliveries will come. In addition, the injection of these doses will begin on Wednesday February 24.
Last Saturday the Mexico had already received a shipment of 200,000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine. According to Le Figaro, Mexico has previously obtained deliveries of vaccines from Pfizer / BioNTech, AstraZeneca and CanSino, a Chinese laboratory.
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1,733,404 doses of vaccines administered
On December 24, the Mexico started vaccinating medical staff. He followed up with people over the age of 60 on February 15. The Mexican government wishes to complete the vaccination of this category of the population by mid-April.
Today the Mexico administered 1,733,404 doses of coronavirus vaccine. This country, with a population of 126 million, recorded 2,043,632 cases of contamination and 180,546 deaths from Covid-19, since the start of the epidemic.
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