At 10:22 he landed Mexico City International Airport (AICM)A plane to the United States, with 1.5 million doses of vaccine against Kovid-19 by AstraZeneca.
Martha Delgado, Underscritary of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of External Affairs He confirmed that this arrival of vaccines is a sign of a clear cooperation between Mexico and the United States.
“Today we are very happy to receive vaccines coming from the United States, this aircraft made a stopover in Chicago and comes with 1.5 million doses which are part of the 74.4 million dose contract of AstraZeneca made by the Mexican government. “
Roberto Velasco, The director North America, He specified that these vaccines correspond to those that Mexico had contracted with AstraZeneca, although it was agreed that the United States would send the dosage to the country.
“These vaccines will not be returned to the United States, they will be exempted from those who later immigrate to Mexico. It was agreed with AstraZeneca and the United States government that they would give us these vaccines to pursue the vaccine campaign.” Will send to
He said that these biological supplements would serve to protect older adults who live in urban areas with high rates of Kovid infection.
On March 18, it was reported that US President Joe Biden, Will send a surplus dose of coronavirus vaccine to Mexico.
Then, Foreign Minister Ebrard specified that 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine would arrive in the country from the United States.
“The agreement with the US prioritizes AstraZeneca to ensure a second dose of 870 thousand older adults, which was implemented in February. This is approximately 2.5 million doses. This would be the best start to a wider collaboration in vaccines.” Official.
In return, John s. Charge D’Fair of the United States Embassy in Kramer, Mexico confirmed that the arrival of these vaccines “reflects the solidarity that exists among the people of North America.”
Finally, Birmex director Pedro Zenteno Santatella recalled that this was the 23rd shipment to arrive in the country, for which a total of 12 million 323 thousand 845 vaccines arrived in Mexico.
He estimated that about 600 thousand doses of the Pfizer vaccine would come next Tuesday, on March 31, 500 thousand from Sputnik and 1.2 million from AstraZeneca from the US on Thursday.