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Mexico successfully produces first four batches of AstraZeneca

Mexico City, Mexico — AstraZeneca vaccines that were packaged in Mexico will be released later this month. In a Tuesday morning conference, Alejandro Svarch, head of the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) made the announcement.

“I have the high honor and pleasure to say that the first four batches of AstraZeneca vaccine are within the specifications for which this week, will proceed to the corresponding release,” he said. He explained that after more than a dozen tests, the first four batches of the vaccine are ready.

Svarch added that other batches are still being analyzed and that when they have the analytical results, they will be in a position to release more. He said that that project began in August of 2020, which is when the agreement was signed and until May 21, when the first batches were successfully produced.

This weekend, Svarch said that a flight of 800,000 vaccines will leave Mexico for Argentina, while Mexico keeps 800,000 vials for at-home use. He added that after this, the plant in Mexico will continue to supply vaccines to Argentina and other Latin American countries.