Mexico City, Mexico — Another shipment of vaccines has arrived in the country. On Friday, a shipment of more than 2.1 million AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccines arrived at the Mexico City Airport.
Nearly 50 army personnel were on hand to receive and transfer the crates. It was the fourth of four expected shipments for the country this week. The government of Mexico says to date, it has received in excess of 130.6 million vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sputnik V, CanSino Biologics, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna.
Likewise, the country has packaged 14 million doses of CanSino in its Drugmex laboratory, while the Liomont laboratory has packaged 36.2 million of AstraZeneca. The government says the received shipments added to the packaged doses of vaccines at home has provided Mexico with more than 180.9 million vaccines.
The Ministry of Health reiterated its invitation to those who have not yet been vaccinated, to do so.
On Thursday, AMLO announced Mexico’s plan to begin a booster shot program for the country’s elderly. He said that Mexico has enough vaccines for the program, which is expected to begin sometime in mid-December.