The shipment of the vaccine, produced at Pfizer’s Michigan plant, marks the first time the drugmaker has made foreign deliveries from US facilities.
Pfizer Inc’s shipment of Covid-19 vaccines to Mexico this week includes doses made at its US plant, the first of what is expected to be exports of its injections from that country, a source told Reuters on Thursday. familiar with the matter.
The US government has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks to provide surplus vaccines to other countries in desperate need, while rapidly advancing inoculating its own residents.
Many countries where the virus is still widespread are struggling to acquire vaccine supplies to help control the pandemic.
Pfizer has shipped more than 10 million doses to Mexico so far, becoming its largest supplier of Covid-19 vaccines.
Mexico’s health ministry said it was receiving 2 million doses of Pfizer this week. It was not clear how many of them will come from the United States.
Pfizer produces its Covid-19 vaccine in partnership with German biotech BioNTech SE.
Source: Forbes Mexico