Mexico City, Mexico — The Government of Mexico has reported the arrival of 3.4 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the United States. The plane load of vaccines touched down at the Mexico City International Airport around 8:00 a.m. Tuesday.
Marcelo Ebrard, head of the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) posted “3.4 million doses of Astra Zeneca arrived from the US as offered by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to President López Obrador. I express the gratitude of the Government and people of Mexico.”
The vaccines arrive on the heels of the reopening of the land borders as well as the new vaccination requirements to enter the American country. Mexico has approved several vaccines for emergency use, two of which have not yet been approved for use in the U.S.
Both CanSino and Sputnik V have been widely used in Mexico during the country’s federal vaccination scheme. Neither of these vaccines have been approved for use by the CDC or WHO.
As of November 8, international travelers wishing to enter U.S. territory must prove a full vaccination scheme with CDC or WHO approved vaccines.