Plane arrives with first Pfizer vaccines in Mexico
The cargo plane with the first Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines against the coronavirus or Covid-19 arrived at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) this morning, where the Chancellor, Marcelo Ebrard, and the Undersecretary of Health were present, Hugo López-Gatell.
The aircraft made a stopover in Cincinnati, USA, coming from the Puurs plant, located in northeast Belgium, where vaccines are produced to face the pandemic.
In Belgium, the operation was carried out under heavy police surveillance. Vaccines left Puurs at the beginning of the month and headed to the UK, where the vaccination campaign started two weeks ago.
This morning, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said that today the strategy will be defined to start vaccination tomorrow in the country.
Yesterday, Tuesday, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard explained that between December 23 and January 31, 2021, Mexico will receive one million 417 thousand 659 doses and that as of today a shipment will arrive successively each week.
The first to receive the doses will be medical and military personnel. The first to be vaccinated have already been pre-identified and will be notified in the next few hours.