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Bulk shipment of 5.7 million AstraZeneca vaccines arrive for Mexico packaging and distribution

Mexico City, Mexico — Another 5.7 million bulk doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Mexico, announced Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard. On social media, the minister reported that the shipment arrived Monday from Buenos Aires, Argentina to be packaged at the Liomont plant in Ocoyoacac, State of Mexico.

“5.7 million bulk doses of AstraZeneca arrived from Buenos Aires to be packaged at the Liomont plant, Ocoyoacac, State of Mexico. The good news is that the first batches have already been produced and will be released this month for application.”

The imported bulk vaccines are part of the agreement signed between Mexico and Argentina.

Marcelo Ebrard reported that the first batches of the AstraZeneca vaccine have already been produced in Mexico and will be released later this month for application.

“The release of batches, about a million each, means that we will have a supply of vaccines with much greater certainty,” he posted on his social media account.

Last week, Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported that the Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) ruled in favor of the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines for packaging in Mexico.

In January, two batches arrived in Mexico which resulted in more than a million doses being packaged.

The Chancellor reported that these latest batches will be distributed this week for application as part of the country’s National Vaccination Strategy.