Jesus Ramirez Cuevas, general coordinator of Social Communication and spokesman for the Government of the Republic, He stated that Mexico will have 197.9 vaccines against the coronavirus disease in 2021.
Through his Twitter account, the official indicated that this will be achieved thanks to the contracts that the federal administration holds with pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Cansino Biologics, just like him Covax deal of the World Health Organization (WHO).
In addition to this, he announced that the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador is also interested in agreeing to distribute the Russian and German vaccine in the country.
The @G GobiernoMX has signed agreements to ensure millions of vaccines against COVID-19 to all Mexicans. 34 million Pfizer vaccines will arrive in 2021; 77.4 million from Astra Zeneca; 35 million from Cansino; 51.5 million from Covax. It also seeks to bring the Russian and the German
On December 24, authorities from the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE), the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), the Federal Ministry of Health (SSa), among other officials, gathered at the International Airport from Mexico City to receive the first batch of antigens produced by Pfizer and BioNTech.
However, contrary to what was promised, the authorities reported that only 3,000 vaccines had arrived. The next day the application of the antidote began to some members of the health personnel in Mexico City, the State of Mexico and Hidalgo.
Later, last Saturday morning, the country received a pair of shipments plus. With them, they are three lots that set foot on national territory.
Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, head of the SRE, announced that the “The third shipment arrived in Monterrey at 9:15 am. With this, the vaccination will begin in the north of the Republic in accordance with the provisions of the current Plan in charge of the Ministry of Health ”.
This Sunday, President López Obrador sent a message to the people of Mexico. The president noted that sThe government will not oppose the private initiative to acquire the antigen abroad and then distribute it in the country; however, his administration’s efforts are focused on buying the necessary doses to ensure that no one is missing and that it is free.
If there are companies that want to buy the vaccine abroad, we have no impediment for the vaccine to be sold. What we are doing is buying all the vaccine that is needed, to guarantee that no one is missing and that it is free, nothing more than at the time, not because I have money I am going to get vaccinated first or because I am a politician or influential, like this not the thing
He added that the budget that the federal government has to acquire antigens is 32,000 million pesos, so he assured that its universal application is a fact.
It is important that we have, in a first phase, 32,000 million pesos available for the purchase of vaccines, and that their application will be universal, that is, for everyone, rich and poor. The only thing that will be taken care of is that there is no influentialism and that the program is respected
“First, the doctors who are saving lives in COVID hospitals, nurses, health workers; second, older adults, wherever they are, live in the Lomas de Chapultepec, in San Pedro Garza García, in Nuevo León or in Lacandona or in Taraumara ”, indicated the head of the federal Executive.
And it is that, the coronavirus epidemic in the country continues active, according to the daily technical statement prepared by the Ministry of Health, until this Sunday, December 27, they were counted 1,383,434 accumulated positive cases and 122,426 deaths from COVID-19 in Mexico.
Meanwhile, 1,740,187 negative infections were reported, 399,138 total suspects and 3,522,759 people studied since viral transmission began in the country.
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