This December 26, from the plant Pfizer, in Belgium, they arrived 42,900 vaccines to attend the health emergency against COVID-19. 34,125 will be for Mexico City and 8,775 for Monterrey. The plane landed at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) at 8:44 a.m.
At the reception event was the general director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, and the director of the National Center for the Health of Children and Adolescents, Miriam Esther Veras Godoy, who recalled that the delivery of doses will be “staggered”.
Robledo, for his part, highlighted the joint work carried out by federal agencies, in addition to mentioning that the health workers are the first to receive the vaccine from different areas that work in hospitals adapted to attend cases of COVID-19.
The official explained that inhalotherapists, food technicians, labs, chemicals and camilleros, among others. In this sense, Robledo said that “the hospital staff is not only the one who wears a white coat”.
The health authorities have emphasized the fact that the arrival of the doses will be gradual. According to their forecasts, for the At the end of January, 1,420,575 vaccines will have arrived, which will be used for cover all health personnel in the country.
Afterwards, the pharmacist will continue to send vaccines regularly. In the middle of the year, the chancellor said that it is expected to have 19,250,000 doses from Pfizer and BioNTech, a figure that will increase as the months progress, while for December 2021 would have 34,400,000 agreed with these companies.
Regarding the panorama of Mexico in the vaccine portfolio, Ebrard explained a few days ago that AstraZeneca is waiting to obtain your authorization for emergency use in Europe at the end of January 2021 “and therefore in Mexico it will also be presented in that month”.
In that case, the authorities bought 77.4 million doses, which they are going to be packed in this territory, thanks to the agreement that was established with the pharmaceutical company and the government of Argentina. It should be remembered that from Mexico will distribute the drug throughout Latin America.
About vaccines CanSino, the secretary said that they have already submitted their documents for approval by the Federal Commission for the Protection of Sanitary Risks (Cofepris), in addition to that in January Phase 3 clinical trials will conclude, which are also taking place in Mexico. He even referred that this antidote It will also be packed in the national territory.
About the Covax initiative, the Chancellor reproduced the announcement that he will be able to offer participants dose for 3% of your population during the first quarter of the year. “Mexico pre-purchased 51.5 million doses”Of this multilateral project.
The first stage of vaccination —Which began on December 24— will cover healthcare workers, who are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 of (December 2020 to February 2021). Then it will be the remaining health personnel and people aged 60 and over (February to April 2021).
Subsequently, the dose will be applied to people from 50 to 59 years old (April to May 2021), while in the stage four will include citizens aged 40 to 49 (May to June 2021).
Finally, the rest of the population between June 2021 and March 2022. The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, he said that he expects to reach the coverage goal during 2021, plus the antidote will disperse depending on the risk of the population.
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