Mexico City, Mexico — The Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell says that the Moderna vaccine approval for emergency use has advanced in Mexico. His August 17 announcement comes shortly after the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, said that the United States would send a batch of Moderna vaccines equivalent to 3.5 million doses to Mexico.
With this, the Committee for New Molecules (CMN) and the Subcommittee for the Evaluation of Biotechnological Products (SEPB) of the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) have agreed on its safety for use for people aged 18 and over. However, according to a statement from Cofepris, it still requires authorization for use in Mexico.
Ebrard did not confirm when the batch would arrive, only that it would be during the month of August. The vaccine, which is developed in the United States, was approved by health authorities for its quality, safety and efficacy requirements.