To these doses were added more than 500,000 from Pfizer from Belgium, which were received this Tuesday morning by the director of Birmex, Pedro Zenteno. The vaccines arrived on two flights: one with 386,100 doses at Mexico City International Airport (AICM) and the other at Monterrey International Airport with 125,775 vaccines.
From the CDMX airport, Dr Pedro Zenteno, Director of BIRMEX, informs that the Pfizer vaccines arrived from Belgium. Are
511 875 doses.
– Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard)
February 23, 2021
The doses will be transferred to four strategic centers for later distribution to the 32 entities: Military Camp 6-A (Battalion 69) in Saltillo, Coahuila; Nuevo León State Public Health Laboratory; Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, in Mexico City, and the Banco Estatal de Tejidos, in the State of Mexico. These doses require deep freezing to -70 degrees.
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After suspending scheduled deliveries on January 19, Pfizer resumed shipments on February 14. Most of these vaccines have been intended for medical personnel and, in Campeche, also for educational personnel. In total, 1 million 769,625 vaccines have arrived from Pfizer-BioNTech.
This Monday’s batch is the largest that has been received from this laboratory and the second largest that has arrived in the country, since on February 14 they arrived at Mexico 870,000 doses of AstraZeneca , acquired from the Serum Institute of India.