La Jornada – Batch of pediatric vaccines against covid-19 arrives in Mexico

La Jornada – Batch of pediatric vaccines against covid-19 arrives in Mexico
La Jornada – Batch of pediatric vaccines against covid-19 arrives in Mexico

Mexico City. This morning the seventh shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 arrived in Mexico, acquired through the Covax mechanism of the United Nations (UN).

It is about 878 thousand 400 biologicals that will be supplied to girls and boys from five to 11 years old.

At 8:43 a.m., flight CJT952 arrived at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) with the vaccines from Cincinnati, United States, which were transferred to the National Cancer Institute (INCan) for safekeeping in the cold chain, while they are distributed for their application.

Personnel from the Biological and Reagent Laboratories of Mexico (Birmex), the National Center for the Health of Children and Adolescents (Censia) participated in the arrival, transfer and safety of the vaccines; of the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris), as well as 48 elements of the Mexican Army.

From September 8 to 23, five million 692 thousand 800 Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric doses have arrived in the country, out of a total of 10 million 003 thousand 200 biologicals from the contract with the Covax mechanism.

Since December 23, 2020, 132 shipments of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines have arrived in the country, as part of different contracts and a donation, with a total of 68,929,245 doses for girls and boys from five to 11 years old, adolescents and adult people.

The country has received 184 million 828 thousand 945 packaged vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, CanSino Biologics, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna.

Likewise, in Mexican territory, the Drugmex laboratory has packaged 14 million 24 thousand 840 doses of CanSino Biologics, and the Liomont laboratory 42 million 991 thousand 100 biologicals of AstraZeneca, which makes a total of 57 million 015 thousand 940 vaccines packaged in the country. .

In sum, since December 23, 2020, Mexico has had 241 million 844 thousand 885 biologicals available.


The article is in Spanish

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