Mexico approves AstraZeneca-Oxford virus vaccine...

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Mexico approves AstraZeneca-Oxford virus vaccine

 International Desk

 Published: 10:19 AM, 5 January 2021   Updated: 01:13 PM, 5 January 2021

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Mexico authorized the coronavirus vaccine invented by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use in the country, which has one of the world’s highest Covid-19 death tolls.

On Twitter, deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell on Monday announced that Mexican regulators had approved the vaccine, which has also been authorized by countries including Britain, India, Bangladesh and Argentina.

Lopez-Gatell said the vaccine could be available in March. “It depends on the private entities that work on it to specify the production capacity,” he explained later during a routine afternoon conference. – reports AFP.

Mexico, meanwhile, authorized its second coronavirus vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech rollout began on 24 December in the country through a mass immunization program, especially given to health workers.

Mexico, which has reported more than 127,000 Covid-19 deaths and around 1.4 million cases, has an agreement with AstraZeneca to buy 77.4 million doses of its vaccine.