Covid vaccines: Mexico has 7 pre-purchase agreements

AstraZeneca, CanSino Biotech and Pfizer would be the three laboratories with which three pre-purchase agreements for the Covid-19 vaccine were signed last October, according to Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, this in order to be the first to have the dose.

This information was released in the morning conference that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador offers every day, in the same way it was said that with the signing of these three agreements in total there are 7 agreements that are had with different laboratories. Even the doses of Curevac’s vaccine from Germany would be applied in Mexico as part of its experimental phase 3.

Pharmacists are working on phase 3 of the vaccine. Photo: Reforma

Another of the laboratories that are part of this agreement are Moderna de USA, which belongs to Covax. For its part, the Ministry of Health analyzes the file that Novavax, from the US, sent to Cofepris to find out if it can apply the doses of the vaccine in Mexican territory, this as part of phase 3.

The pharmaceutical company Siovac, from China, is currently conducting the tests in its phase 3, and is also part of those that are in the agreement that was signed so that Mexico can have access to the medicine as soon as possible.

For his part, Marcelo Ebrard, assured that the vaccine from the Novavax laboratory, which intends to carry out its tests in Mexico, « has great potential » and would be being applied to 2,000 volunteers who wish to be part of this experimental phase.

Likewise, he said that they have the necessary equipment so that the vaccines against the disease from the Pfizer laboratory meet the required conditions so that they can be applied to the volunteers.

If the laboratory receives approval from the US food and drug regulatory body (FDA), the doses will be delivered in quantities of one million and most importantly, they cannot be in storage for long.

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