Government will not approve application of Pfizer’s anticovid vaccines

Mexico City /

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador held a meeting with the health sector and part of his cabinet to accelerate the National Anticovid Vaccination Plan in Mexico to approve new biologics such as Moderna and, at the moment, they have not been approved doses of Pfizer vaccine for people 12 to 18 years of age.

After leaving the National Palace, the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, pointed out that the meeting analyzed the authorization of new anticovid vaccines and also accelerate vaccination in order to conclude before this year.

This week, The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) could authorize the Modern American anticovid vaccine and said that Mexico will be among the three countries with the most authorized biologicals in the world.

Another topic to discuss, he said, was related to the use of vaccines depending on the circulation of the variants of concern and interest for which efficacy tests are being carried out.

For the moment, he added, no doses of the Pfizer vaccine were approved for the 12-18 age group in Mexico.

“We agreed to expand the capacities and authorized vaccines in Mexico, guarantee the supply so that the Vaccination Plan continues its rhythm, we are reaching more than 80 million very soon as we offered it and, since all the application mechanisms that are accelerating in the country ”, said Marcelo Ebrard, Secretary of Foreign Relations.“We are monitoring each vaccine and its effectiveness against the variants, then, each vaccine is re-categorized, which is the most efficient, which is the most forceful and that means that if you have a significant number of authorized vaccines, you will be moving your combination of vaccines as the variants move, it may sound a bit complex, but is what we have to do to guarantee the efficient supply of these vaccines to Mexico“, He said.”Pfizer has not yet confirmed its availability in the short term., We have been seeing that for months, we are now seeing in phase 3 of Sinovac for adolescents; and Moderna also has a study that we need to know about, but we are working on it, we are at the same time as other countries ”, explained the foreign minister.

The Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, was the last to leave the meeting with the President, and explained that at the meeting The pandemic was analyzed in the capital of the country and called on the population to vaccinate.

“The situation of the covid and the distribution of vaccines. Our project is to vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate and that we all get vaccinated, ”he said.



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