Mexico's government website dedicated to the fight against COVID-19 says the first batches of vaccine have arrived in Mexico City, in three municipalities: Istacalco, Tlahuac and Socimilco. The vaccination campaign is due to start on February 24 and will last until March 5.
In the first phase, Mexican citizens over the age of 60 will be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Two vaccination centres will be opened in each municipality and mobile vaccination teams will start giving vaccinations as well. In Mexico, in addition to the Russian Sputnik V, Sinovac, CanSino, Pfizer and AstraZeneca drugs have been approved.
On the evening of 22 February, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for assisting in the fight against COVID-19. "Thank you to Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian Ambassador to Mexico Victor Coronelli for helping to make the arrival of the coronavirus vaccine in our country possible. The friendship between Russia and Mexico is growing stronger," wrote Marcelo Ebrard on his Twitter page.
In early January 2021, it was reported that Mexico plans to purchase 24 million doses of Sputnik V. At least 12 million people will receive the drug.
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