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Mexico reaches ‘preliminary agreement’ to buy up to 24 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine – top health official

“There is data that shows that the vaccine is safe. We had a meeting with Russian officials [in Argentina]…and reached a preliminary agreement that would potentially give the Mexican government the capacity to receive the vaccines made by the Gamaleya Research Institute,” Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo Lopez-Gatell said at a press conference on Monday.

“We are thinking that we could use up to 24 million doses of this vaccine, for 12 million people,” he added.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had earlier instructed Lopez-Gatell to travel to Argentina and study its nationwide immunization campaign using Sputnik V, which began there in late December.

“The results of the vaccine developed in the laboratories in Russia are also apparently good, and that vaccine will also be available soon,” Obrador said last week.

Mexico launched its immunization campaign on December 24, using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. An additional 430,000 doses were delivered in the country on Tuesday, Lopez-Gatell said.

The government approved the “emergency use” of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine last week, and is currently studying other vaccine options. 

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