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First Sputnik V vaccines will be taken to adults in marginalized areas and with high mortality

  Sputnik V, will be applied in municipalities with high marginalization and high mortality from COVID-19 (Photo: Rashide Fria / Cuartoscuro) Sputnik V, will be applied in municipalities with high marginalization and high mortality from COVID-19 (Photo: Rashide Fria / Cuartoscuro)

Hugo Lopez-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported that the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, will be applied initially to older adults living in municipalities with high marginalization and high mortality from COVID-19.

In the afternoon conference this Thursday at the National Palace, the official indicated that the specific place where they will be applied will not be reported yet, however, they will be in the places with the highest mortality.

Mortality, what measures us is the risk, the probability of deaths and in an urban area highly dense in the population where there has been high mortality is where we are going to distribute the Sputnik V vaccine and one of the reasons is this, protect people most at risk and at the same time with greater social vulnerability”, Revealed the official.

He pointed out that at the same time they are reviewing the logistics required for the application of the Sputnik V vaccine, since it also requires deep freezingTherefore, a safe transport is needed to carry the antigen in optimal conditions for its conservation.

The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, during a press conference at the National Palace of Mexico City (Photo: EFE / Presidency of Mexico) The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, during a press conference at the National Palace of Mexico City (Photo: . / Presidency of Mexico)

He also remarked that older adults will be the first to inject, as marked by the national plan.

“We have already commented that, according to the mathematical modeling made by the Vaccination Technical Advisory Group, if we vaccinate starting with the oldest and most we move towards people in their 60s, when we reach 20 percent coverage of this population group, which is 15 million people, we will have reduced mortality by 80 percent, “he recalled.

It should be remembered that on the afternoon of this Thursday, February 19, the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, confirmed that the first shipment with doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, developed to immunize against COVID-19, will arrive in Mexico this weekend from Russia.

Through his official Twitter account, the Mexican Foreign Minister reported that it was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, who confirmed the shipment of the antigens to Mexico.

Vaccination against COVID-19 from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca continues in adults 60 years and older (Photo: Cuartocuro) Vaccination against COVID-19 by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca continues in adults 60 years and older (Photo: Cuartocuro)

“I spoke with Sergey #Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, who confirmed the shipment of the first shipment of the Sputnik vaccine this weekend in follow-up to the call of Presidents Putin and López Obrador. Very cordial Mexico-Russia relationship ”, he pointed out.

Marcelo Ebrard also stressed that the Mexican government has a large number of contracted, prepaid and committed vaccines with various pharmaceutical companies that developed the antidote of COVID-19.

The contracts would include vaccines with Pfizer-BioNtech, with 34.3 million doses; AstraZeneca, with 77.4 million; CanSino BIO, with 35 million; COVAX, with 52.5 million and Sputnik V, with 24 million.

A day before, López-Gatell had advanced that on Saturday, February 20, the first 200,000 doses of the Russian antigen would arrive against COVID-19.

View of the Sputnik V vaccine boxes (Photo: EFE / Rayner Peña R / Archive) View of the Sputnik V vaccine boxes (Photo: . / Rayner Peña R / Archive)

“Today we already received the bill from Sputnik V, both the global bill, which is for 12 million treatment schemes, that is, 24 million doses, as well as the immediate one, which will be 200,000 doses and we are trying to get them to arrive this Saturday ”.

At the beginning of February, the undersecretary highlighted before the National Conference of Governors (Conago) that the efficiency of Sputnik V was between 91.6% and 91.8% to immunize both adults over 60 years of age and severe cases of the disease.

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