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The secretary stressed that, as instructed by the President of the Republic, Lopez Obrador the objective is to advance and get involved in these processes to have self-sufficiency and the possibility of making these vaccines in Mexico. He recalled that our country has a contract with CanSino for 35 million doses and, at the moment, the necessary substance has been received to package 5 million doses in the national territory. He insisted on the advantage of the fact that this vaccine —which is 65.7% effective against symptomatic cases and 95.47% against severe cases— is a single dose, because it speeds up the vaccination process in Mexico.
Likewise, he affirmed that, since last Tuesday, Mexico has received 667,875 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine and one million doses of Sinovac. This week, Mexico will receive 658,125 doses of Pfizer, 6 million doses, in bulk, of the AstraZeneca vaccine and one million more doses of Sinovac. Regarding the next deliveries, 632 thousand 775 more doses of Pfizer are expected in the following week, 500 thousand doses of the Sputnik V vaccine and, in the coming days, 2.7 million doses of AstraZeneca, ready to be applied, from the States United.
Finally, Secretary Ebrard announced that, as instructed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, at the Mexican consulates in Atlanta, Boise, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City and Saint Paul have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to the Mexican community in those cities. The above, with the support of local authorities. He announced that the next vaccination days at the consular headquarters in March and April will be held at the consulates of Atlanta, Boise, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Omaha, Raleigh and San José .
He also announced that today around 500 people have been vaccinated at the center installed at the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento and that on March 24 the vaccination center will be inaugurated at the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, in alliance with the county of that city. It will provide service on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirms its commitment to contribute to universal, timely and equitable access to the vaccine against COVID-19, as well as to guarantee, through its consular network, access to vaccines for its nationals abroad.