Mexico reaches ‘preliminary agreement’ to purchase as much as 24 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine – high well being official

Mexico has studied Argentina’s use of Sputnik V in its immunization marketing campaign, and will order the Russian-made vaccine sooner or later, the nation’s senior well being official has mentioned.

“There is data that shows that the vaccine is safe. We had a meeting with Russian officials [in Argentina]…and reached a preliminary agreement that would potentially give the Mexican government the capacity to receive the vaccines made by the Gamaleya Research Institute,” Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo Lopez-Gatell mentioned at a press convention on Monday.“We are thinking that we could use up to 24 million doses of this vaccine, for 12 million people,” he added.Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had earlier instructed Lopez-Gatell to travel to Argentina and research its nationwide immunization marketing campaign utilizing Sputnik V, which started there in late December.“The results of the vaccine developed in the laboratories in Russia are also apparently good, and that vaccine will also be available soon,” Obrador mentioned final week.Mexico launched its immunization marketing campaign on December 24, utilizing the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. An extra 430,000 doses had been delivered within the nation on Tuesday, Lopez-Gatell mentioned.The authorities permitted the “emergency use” of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine final week, and is presently finding out different vaccine choices. 

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