So far, it is the second largest shipment that has arrived in the country
This morning, one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Sinovac arrived at the Mexico City International Airport from China.
The shipment of CoronaVac vaccines is the second largest that the country has received, so far, since it equaled the arrival of March 13, when a million antigens were also received.
“Today we received at 4:34 am, on flight CX086 TEA Cathay Pacific Cargo, a shipment of one million Sinovac # Covid19 vaccines from China. #BirmexAlMomento ”, wrote the Birmex laboratory from its Twitter account.
Marcelo Ebrard anticipated the arrival of the Sinovac doses (Photo: Twitter / @ m_ebrard)
Marcelo Ebrard, head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), announced through his Twitter account that the doses from Hong Kong would be transferred inside refrigerated containers.
“Refrigerated containers with 1,000,000 Sinovac vaccines in Hong Kong. They are already flying. Tomorrow they will arrive at the CDMX Airport at dawn. You can see that support !! ”, said the official with grace.
With these new biologics, to date 10,758,395 doses have been received, of which 4,548,375 are from Pfizer, 870,000 are from AstraZeneca, 4,000,000 from Sinovac, 400,000 Sputnik V and 940,020 from CanSino.
Likewise, Mexico also has 5,000,000 bulk doses of Cansino and 12,000,000 of AstraZeneca, ready for packaging in specialized plants within the country.
So far there has been a cumulative 6 million 119 thousand 298 doses applied (Photo: Willy Kurniawan / Reuters)
Vaccination in Mexico
Three months after the start of the national vaccination campaign, there is a cumulative 6,119,298 doses applied. In addition, 3 thousand 872 vaccines have been classified as losses. In other words, due to its storage conditions, the active principle lost its effectiveness in immunization.
According to health authorities, on the last day, 105,291 doses were placed throughout the country. This record had its last update at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday. In this way, due to the fact that vaccination continues in some entities, during the course of the afternoon, it could increase.
To date, 4 million 476 thousand 556 doses have been applied to the elderly population. Since the application of the first injection began more than three weeks ago, 149,677 people have already received the complete inoculation scheme.
In this sense, 12 thousand 733 Events Supposedly Attributable to Vaccination and Inoculation ( ESAVI ) have been reported. Of the total, only 112 have been classified as serious. However, the figure is not statistically significant, since it corresponds to 0.2% of the doses applied.
These doses will help combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico (Photo: Taken from Twitter @GobiernoMX)
COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico
On the afternoon of this Wednesday, March 24, 2021, from the National Palace, the health authorities reported the existence of 579 new deaths caused by the COVID-19 disease in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 199,627 deaths have been registered since the beginning of the health emergency.
According to the data in the written technical report, in the last 24 hours, there was a record of 5,714 new cases, with which there is a total of 2,208,755 confirmed cases accumulated since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, there are also 1,748,317 people who have recovered and obtained medical discharge after having symptoms. In addition to 767,979 cases in which men and women have received the complete immunization schedule against the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the country.