Mexico Could Buy 24 Million Doses of Russia’s Sputnik COVID-19 Vaccine

Additionally, Mexican Deputy Health Minister Lopez-Gatell said the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine doses produced in Argentina were en route to Mexico and would arrive later on Monday or Tuesday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico is considering acquiring 24 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine and will receive its first batch of AstraZeneca jabs from Argentina to finish production of them, a top Mexican health official said.

Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell, who traveled to Buenos Aires last week to discuss Argentina’s vaccination campaign using Sputnik and the production of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, said Mexico reached agreements to potentially acquire the Russian vaccine.

“We’re thinking that we could use up to 24 million doses of this vaccine, for 12 million people,” considering that . . .

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