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Mexico approves US Moderna, anticipates 1.7 million doses for weekend arrival

Mexico City, Mexico — After the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks advanced with its authorization for the emergency use of the Moderna vaccine, Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard announced the arrival of 1.7 million doses from the US.

On Wednesday, Ebrard announced that 1.7 million doses of Moderna vaccine will arrive in the country. He says Mexico hopes to receive a first shipment of Moderna over the weekend, vaccines that were offered by the US government.

Just last week, the administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that US Vice President Kamala Harris had pledged to send 3.5 million vaccines from the American biotechnology company Moderna and five million from AstraZeneca.

“We have just been informed by the US government that 1,750,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine will arrive this weekend, offered by Vice President Harris to President López Obrador. In a month, the second dose will arrive (another 1,750,000). Our sincere gratitude,” wrote Ebrard on social media.

Earlier this week, the New Molecules Committee (CMN) met to analyze the use of the vaccine, which was authorized by the Sanitary Authorization Commission who certified that it complies with the quality, safety and efficacy requirements necessary for application.