Mexico receives more vaccines against Covid from the United States | Scientist

Mexico received from the United States Nearly 1.2 million doses of the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19. This was stated by Mexican Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard on Thursday (20).

The batch was shipped after the US said in April it was going Directing 60 million doses of AstraZeneca to other countries.

Americans have bought 300 million doses of the British vaccine, but it has not yet been approved for use in the country.

The United States already shipped 2.7 million doses of the same vaccine to Mexico in March and a smaller quantity to Canada.

On Monday (17), the United States announced this It will distribute another 20 million dosesThis time is one of the vaccines approved and used in the country (See the video below).

The country used the fortifications of Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson to immunize its residents.

The United States will send an additional 20 million doses of vaccines to other countries

It is not yet known which countries will receive the vaccines or how much of each. According to the American press, the doses will be delivered by the end of June.

Vaccination in the United States and Mexico

But the United States of America You have one of the most advanced vaccinations against Covid-19 in the world It ranks second in absolute terms (279 million) doses applied, after China (466 million).

In terms of proportion, United States of America It also stands out: There are 83 doses given per just 100 people United kingdom (86), Chile (89), Israel (121) And other small countries.

Vaccination Center in Birmingham, Alabama, is relatively empty on May 3 in the US – Photo: Jay Reeves / AP

I S. Mexico It is the eleventh country to apply the most doses in absolute terms (25 million), yet Russia (25.1 million) and before Indonesia (24 million).

In terms of proportion, 19 doses were given for every 100 Mexicans, which is below the world average (20) and from countries such as Argentina (23), Brazil (26) and up China (32).

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