President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that Pfizer and his government reaffirmed the commitment to deliver doses of the anticovid vaccine to the country, this after a video call held between the president and Albert Bourla, global executive director of pharmaceuticals.
Through Twitter, López Obrador reported the conversation, in which members of López Obrador’s cabinet such as Marcelo Ebrard, Arturo Herrera, Jorge Alcocer, Hugo López-Gatell, among others, were also present.
López Obrador assured that in the video call fThey elicited scientists and executives from Pfizer for the early creation of the vaccine against covid-19.
“We had a video call with the global executive director of Pfizer, Albert Bourla. We congratulate scientists and executives of that pharmaceutical company for the prompt creation of the vaccine against covid-19 and we reaffirm the commitment to deliver doses to our country,” López Obrador wrote .
We had a video call with Pfizer Global CEO Albert Bourla. We congratulate scientists and directors of that pharmaceutical company for the prompt creation of the vaccine against #COVID19 and we reaffirm the commitment to deliver doses to our country. pic.twitter.com/SrlP0kcHld
– Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) January 20, 2021
To allocate doses of the anticovid vaccine to other countries, under the Covax mechanism, Mexico will receive the doses agreed with Pfizer in a delayed manner.
Pfizer’s production pause on coronavirus vaccines will generate a delay of arrival of up to three weeks, since in that period no shipments would arrive to Mexico.
In this regard, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, reported thate although the vaccines will be delayed, doses will not be lost, since it was advanced, they will be recovered in future shipments.