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COVID-19: Mexico grants authorisation for emergency use of India-produced Covaxin


MEXICO CITY: The Mexico Federal Fee for the Safety Towards Sanitary Threat (Cofepris) on Wednesday has granted authorization for the emergency use of India’s first domestically-produced COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin.

“The choice by Cofepris to authorize the emergency use of the Covaxin vaccine produced in India was made very well timed. Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccination alternatives are increasing,” Mexican International Minister Marcelo Ebrard stated in a tweet.

Because the starting of the vaccination marketing campaign, the Mexican authorities have distributed over 9.6 million doses of vaccines, primarily among the many aged and docs. The huge marketing campaign started within the second half of February, reported Sputnik.

At the moment, there are 5 completely different vaccines which are being utilized in Mexico, both bought from overseas or produced locally–Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Cansino, and Sputnik V. In line with Johns Hopkins College, Mexico has a complete of two,256,509 COVID-19 circumstances. As many as 204,985 folks have died to date within the nation.

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