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Vaccines continue to arrive into Mexico as the country moves forward with national vaccination plan

Mexico City, Mexico — Another batch of more than 600,000 vials of vaccines have arrived in Mexico with additional batches scheduled throughout the week. A batch of 600,600 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech arrived Tuesday, which will enable Mexico to continue with the national vaccination plan for the elderly.

Federal officials report the arriving vaccines into Mexico include 3 million bulk doses of CanSino for March 11. On March 13, one million more doses of the Sinovac vaccine is expected and on March 16, Mexico has already received authorization from the European Union for another 667,875 Pfizer vaccines.

Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon also explained that Mexico is expected to purchase up to 34.4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine and has paid for 24 million doses in an agreement is has with Russia.

The Secretary of Health for Quintana Roo, Alejandra Aguirre says in the state, 26,311 vaccines have been applied to health personnel and people over 60 years of age. On March 8, the municipalities of Felipe Carrillo Puerto and Solidaridad received vaccines for the elderly.

Aguirre Crespo specified that the communities where the vaccines are sent are established by the Government of Mexico. She says to date, the state has received a total of seven shipments, which add up to 38,870 doses of which 26,311 have been applied.