VACCINES: Mexico is pinning its hopes on the scheduled arrival of the first load of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines on Sunday, a development that will finally allow the government to begin the inoculation of people over 65 and reinvigorate a vaccination effort that has come close to a halt.
NUMBERS: Despite other vaccines having been authorized, the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine is still the only one being used in Mexico. As of late Tuesday, Mexico had applied 724,347 doses, mostly to health workers. The total number of vaccine doses that have arrived in Mexico is 766,350 .
INDIA: “Today at dawn, the (Mexican) Ambassador to India informed us that a shipment of vaccines to Mexico has already been confirmed and that it could arrive early Sunday morning. About a million doses”, president Andrés Manuel López Obrador said. Last month he had mentioned 870,000 doses.
RECOMMENDATION: While some European countries opted not to give it to adults above 65, experts advising the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in all adults. Mexico expects deliveries of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to resume next week after having been halted on January 19.