Mexico City, Mexico — Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard announces the purchase of 12 million vaccines from the Chinese company Sinopharm. His announcement was made Tuesday morning. He says that they are waiting for the endorsement of Cofepris for its emergency use, however, doses are expected to be purchased between March and June.
Ebrard said that the Sinopharm vaccine has already been licensed in 15 countries including Argentina, China, United Arab Emirates, Hungary and Peru, adding that if the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) authorizes its emergency use, the government of Mexico will acquire 12 million doses between March and June.
Sinopham’s COVID-19 vaccine has a 79 percent efficacy rate and is dual-dose. Ebrard says that with China, it was also agreed they will expand the number of doses of its Sinovac vaccine.
To the 12 million Sinopham doses that would be delivered between March and June, another 10 million of China’s Sinovac vaccines will be added, which is expected to arrive in Mexico in July.