No, the COVID-19 vaccine is not at Walmart. The company says the statement is false

The transnational brand became a trend on Twitter for a photograph of the COVID-19 vaccine that was supposedly already being sold at Walmart in the United States.

Mexico City, December 28 (However) .- After the version spread that the supermarket chain Walmart de México It would providing the vaccine against him coronavirus, the transnational denied the rumor and clarified that said information is false.

“To all our clients and partners, we clarify that the information disseminated on social networks about the alleged supply of the COVID-19 vaccine in our units in Mexico is false,” the tweet reads.

“As a company, we prioritize the safety of our clients and partners above all else, giving them the confidence that we act in a coordinated manner with the authorities of each community in which we operate, abiding by the appropriate protocols to safeguard the well-being and integrity of Mexican families. .

And it is that since yesterday, the brand became a trend on Twitter for a photograph of the COVID-19 vaccine that was supposedly already marketed at Walmart in the United States.

After a few hours, it was learned that the image is false, but it had created expectations because days before, the US Government had announced the possibility of putting the drug on sale in supermarket chains such as Walmart and Sam’s Club.

Even on the company’s website, Tom Van Gilder, head of the medical department, assured that they had been equipped with freezers and dry ice to be able to store the vaccines in the right conditions.

“I know we are ready to get back to normal and enjoy life beyond the pandemic, and these vaccines are going to help us do that,” Gilder said.

Just this morning, Mexico began supplying 8,775 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to medical personnel in the north of the country, in the state of Coahuila, on the border with the United States, while the vaccinations in the capital that began last year continue Thursday.

“This morning the vaccine against COVID-19 arrived in Saltillo -capital of Coahuila-, which will begin to be applied immediately in various regions of the entity,” the state government reported in a statement.

Last Thursday, Mexico began vaccinating doctors in Mexico City with the Pfizer drug, where a shipment with 3,000 doses and another with 34,000 have arrived.

While on Saturday 8,775 doses landed in the northern city of Monterrey (Nuevo León) that were transferred this Monday to Coahuila to start vaccinations in the north of the country.

-With information from EFE.

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