The first cargo of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Mexico, because the nation seeks to accumulate as many jabs as attainable from totally different suppliers.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon mentioned that the Russian vaccine has proven “very good results” and is “one of the best-evaluated in the world.” He added that extra deliveries will come sooner or later.
Kirill Dmitriev, the top of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which funded the event of Sputnik V, praised the cooperation between the 2 nations as “a great example of pooling efforts to jointly fight the pandemic and save lives.”
Mexico’s Foreign Ministry mentioned it “appreciates” the partnership in preventing the pandemic, including that the supply of the vaccine was happening after the 2 nations celebrated the 130th anniversary of the institution of diplomatic ties final 12 months.
The vaccine was authorised for emergency use in Mexico on February 3.
Developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute, Sputnik V has acquired authorization in some 30 nations, together with Argentina, the place a large-scale immunization marketing campaign started in December.
Mexico has been searching for methods to accumulate the utmost quantity of Covid-19 vaccines from totally different suppliers. Last week, the nation acquired a supply of greater than 491,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. Shipments of the AstraZeneca-Oxford and China’s CoronaVac vaccines additionally arrived earlier this month.
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