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Mexico exceeds 50 million vaccines since program began in December

Mexico City, Mexico — Although there has been a slowdown in the country’s vaccine program, 40 million vaccines have been distributed. That 40 million is of the 50 million that have arrived in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

On Sunday, another 1.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines arrived at the Mexico City International Airport, giving Mexico a total of 50.2 million vaccines since the program began December 23, 2020.

The Ministry of Health reported that of the 40 million doses applied, more than 16 million people have been completely vaccinated with the necessary two doses.

The agency says that as with all vaccines that arrive in Mexico, they are not applied directly, but first must be reviewed and then later distributed within the country.

On Friday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that the vaccination rate in Mexico has seen a decrease, however, he noted that it is due to a lessened availability of vaccines.