December 02, 20 - 11:09 am - LABS

Mexico to sign Pfizer vaccine deal this Wednesday

The Mexican government will sign this Wednesday a contract with the pharmaceutical company Pfizer for the acquisition of its coronavirus vaccine, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Tuesday, according to information from Reuters.

The official added at a press conference that the Ministry of Finance was making plans to ensure that Mexico has sufficient resources to pay for both this vaccine, as well as others with which the country has signed purchase agreements.

Mexico’s contract with Pfizer will include provisions to minimize the challenges associated with its vaccine technology, which requires that it be transported and stored at -70 degrees Celsius (-94 F).

“The contract that will be signed tomorrow includes provisions for its distribution to be as close to the point of use so that the period of deep freezing is shortened, the distance to be covered is shortened,” said Hugo Lopez-Gatell.

Mexico reported 825 new deaths related to the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 106,765. The contagion of Covid-19 increased to 1,122,362, with 8,819 cases added in the last hours, according to data from health authorities.