Mexico receives 200,000 doses of Chinese Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine

Mexico receives 200,000 doses of Chinese Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine

Mexico received a shipment of 200,000 doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday and will get 10 million more from the Chinese pharmaceutical company in the coming weeks, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard reported.

According to plans, by the end of this month 800,000 more doses will arrive in the country, to complete one million during February, and in March, April and May three million will arrive each month, according to authorities.

“Starting today, Mexico will be applying Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines,” Ebrard said on his Twitter account.

A first shipment of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine is expected to arrive in Mexico on Monday, for which there is a contract for 24 million doses.

Official data show that in the Latin American country, of about 126 million inhabitants, 1.57 million people have been vaccinated. COVID-19 has caused nearly 179,000 deaths.

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