The Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, reported that the next shipments that arrive in Mexico of Pfizer’s vaccine against COVID will be used to immunize front-line health personnel.
At a press conference, he explained that in the coming weeks hundreds of thousands of vaccines from the aforementioned company will arrive in the country, thereby filling the three-week gap in shipments due to the pharmaceutical company expanding its production plant.
He added that once front-line staff are finished being vaccinated, the Pfizer doses will be applied to older adults.
« With the following shipments … we will be finishing applying second doses to first-line health personnel and expanding coverage to first-line personnel, » said the official.
« In due course, with the shipment on March 2, it will be pending to cover the second doses that are pending, including those of the expansion of coverage of the front-line personnel. And we will have about 400 thousand doses that we will be able to use outside the health personnel. And from there we will be able to vaccinate older people. «
López-Gatell announced that the following week 511,875 Pfizer vaccines will arrive in Mexico; another 852,150 doses will be received on March 2; and on March 9 another 600 thousand 600.
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