The primary cargo of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Mexico, because the nation seeks to amass as many jabs as doable from totally different suppliers. </p><div><p>Mexican Overseas Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon mentioned that the Russian vaccine has proven <em>“excellent outcomes”</em> and is <em>“one of many best-evaluated on the earth.”</em> He added that extra deliveries will come sooner or later.
Kirill Dmitriev, the pinnacle of the Russian Direct Funding Fund, which funded the event of Sputnik V, praised the cooperation between the 2 international locations as “a fantastic instance of pooling efforts to collectively struggle the pandemic and save lives.”
Mexico’s Overseas Ministry mentioned it “appreciates” the partnership in preventing the pandemic, including that the supply of the vaccine was happening after the 2 international locations celebrated the one hundred and thirtieth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic ties final yr.
The vaccine was accepted for emergency use in Mexico on February 3.
Developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute, Sputnik V has obtained authorization in some 30 international locations, together with Argentina, the place a large-scale immunization marketing campaign started in December.
Mexico has been in search of methods to amass the utmost quantity of Covid-19 vaccines from totally different suppliers. Final week, the nation obtained a supply of greater than 491,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. Shipments of the AstraZeneca-Oxford and China’s CoronaVac vaccines additionally arrived earlier this month.
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