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Mexico to receive another 3.3 million vaccines by week’s end

Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said that another 585,000 Pfizer vaccines have landed in Mexico City. The shipment, which now comes from Cleveland, Ohio and not Europe, arrived in the country Thursday.

The vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech are now being sent from a manufacturer in Cleveland, Ohio and not from Europe. Zoé Robledo, general director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) explained that the shipment arrived at 1:00 p.m. in Mexico City, and that they are expecting more in coming days.

“585,000 vaccines from the Pfizer laboratory arrived at 1:00 p.m. Another 800,000 Sputnik V vaccines will also be arriving, 300,000 in the first shipment, 500,000 in the second,” confirmed the head of the IMSS. She added on Friday, Mexico is expecting the arrival of another 938,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 488,000 of CanSino.

She said if they all arrive, Mexico would have received another 3.3 million vaccines this week.