The doses of the drug —4,092,500 in total— were transferred from the Cuban capital to the “Felipe Ángeles” International Airport (AIFA), in Zumpango, State of Mexico, in a Hercules plane of the Mexican Air Force, according to a note from the Mexican Ministry of Health, reviewed by the agency Latin Press (PL).
🇨🇺 #Cuba send to #Mexico 🇲🇽 more than 4 million doses of the @vaccine #Abdala developed against the #COVID19 for him @CIGBCuba.
The bonds of friendship and cooperation between two brother nations are further strengthened #CubaYMexicoUnited for health and life. pic.twitter.com/jl2MKpFqar
— CIGBCuba (@CIGBCuba) November 26, 2022
The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) had ruled in December of last year the authorization for emergency use of Abdala, with the distinctive name: recombinant protein of the binding domain to the receptor of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. , remember the informative dispatch.
The note adds that, once in Mexican territory, the personnel of various institutions, including the Biological and Reactive Laboratories of Mexico (Birmex), the National Center for Child and Adolescent Health (Censia), together with the Army Mexican and the National Guard, participated in the transfer and security of the lot received.
Added to those of the Cuban Abdala vaccine, since the start of the pandemic Mexico has had access to more than 250 million doses to deploy its vaccination scheme against COVDID-19, according to the report, which cites among the drugs that have reached that nation those of the laboratories of Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology Gamaleya, CanSino Biologics, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna.
In the last week, 6,165 cases of COVID-19 and 51 deaths from the disease were reported throughout the country, according to data from the Mexican health system. handled by the newspaper The financial.
In mid-October of last year, the Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) announced the existence of a agreement with the Cuban government for the acquisition of Abdala vaccines, although until then it had not been possible to materialize.
The issue was also part of the agenda of the visit of the Mexican president to Cuba, where the bases were also laid for the hiring of doctors from the Island to work in the poorest areas of Mexico, as part of AMLO’s strategy to provide universal medical coverage throughout the country.