Mexico’s President Andres Manuel López Obredor said Monday that the government would like to compensate for the reduction in the delivery of the Pfizer vaccine against the Kovid-19, along with other suppliers.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was in discussions with Pfizer to include the vaccine in the agency’s portfolio of supplements delivered to the poorest countries.
Mexico expects weekly delivery of approximately 400,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, developed in partnership with Bioentech, Germany. After the agreements between the US pharmaceutical company and WHO, Mexico will get only half of that total, López Obrador said at a news conference.
It was not clear how long the cut would take. Pfizer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine is currently the only vaccine to be administered in Mexico, which recorded the fourth highest number of epidemic deaths in the world.
Mexico has also entered into agreements to purchase vaccines from British AstraZeneca and Chinese Cancino. Mexico has approved the AstraZeneca dose and is expected to take them by March. The country is still analyzing the CanSino vaccine.
Mexico should produce the AstraZeneca vaccine, and Foreign Minister Marcello Eberard said on Twitter that the active ingredient would be sent to Mexico by Argentina.