Mexico City, Mexico — An eighth shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines has arrived in Mexico. The shipment landed in Mexico City via an AeroUnion flight from Chicago carrying nearly 2.2 million vaccines.
The arrival was reported by Laboratorios de Biológicos y Reactivos de México (Birmex) who, on social media, said “The staff of the @AICM_mx unloads the containers of the #AstraZeneca vaccines against the # SARSCoV2 virus, which will be taken to the #Birmex Edo facilities. of Mex. to prepare its distribution.”
Birmex said that with this latest arrival of packaged vaccines, added to those packaged at the Liomont plant in the State of Mexico, Mexico has received a combined total of 12,163,930 doses.
From May 25 to May 30, the country received 6,679,990 packaged vaccines, of which 1,284,660 were from Pfizer-BioNTech and 5,395,330 from AstraZeneca.
To date, Mexico has received 35,343,365 doses of packaged vaccines from the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, as well as CanSino Biologics.
Likewise, in the country, the Drugmex laboratory has bottled 4,545,310 doses of CanSino Biologics, and the Liomont laboratory another 970,330 of AstraZeneca. The vaccines that have arrived from other countries plus those that have been packaged in Mexico total more than 40.8 million.
Arlette Saavedra Romero, head of dispatch of the Directorate of Strategies and Development of General Health Promotion reported that on Saturday, 432,351 doses of anti-Covid vaccines were applied throughout the country. To date, she said more than 30 million people have been vaccinated in Mexico.