The Mexico Federal Fee for the Safety Towards Sanitary Threat (Cofepris) on Wednesday has granted authorization for the emergency use of India’s first domestically-produced COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin.
“The choice by Cofepris to authorize the emergency use of the Covaxin vaccine produced in India was made very well timed. Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccination alternatives are increasing,” Mexican Overseas Minister Marcelo Ebrard mentioned in a tweet.
Because the starting of the vaccination marketing campaign, the Mexican authorities have distributed over 9.6 million doses of vaccines, primarily among the many aged and medical doctors. The large marketing campaign started within the second half of February, reported Sputnik.
Presently, there are 5 totally different vaccines which might be being utilized in Mexico, both bought from overseas or produced locally–Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Cansino, and Sputnik V.
In response to Johns Hopkins College, Mexico has a complete of two,256,509 COVID-19 instances. As many as 204,985 folks have died thus far within the nation.