Fernández and López Obrador announced shipments of AstraZeneca vaccines from Mexico to the country

President Alberto Fernández and his counterpart from Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced the shipment of more doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Argentina, in this case from Mexican territory, within the framework of the agreement between both countries to produce together for all of Latin America.

During the joint announcement of a few minutes, that through a videoconference transmitted from the Casa Rosada’s social networks, It was reported on the production of AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines made from the agreement between that pharmaceutical company and laboratories in the two countries, as well as the arrival of more doses to Argentina.

“Today it is being reported that sufficient batches of AstraZeneca vaccines are being produced to send to Argentina,” said López Obrador and he promised to work “always in a coordinated and supportive manner” with the Argentine Government. The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, was present at the announcement.

“It is the effort of scientists and workers from Argentina and Mexico that allows us to announce this today,” referring to the shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines, said the Argentine head of state, from the Olivos residence. Likewise, he celebrated that the exchange represents the “independence of being able to have our vaccines” in the face of the difficulty that the world places for the acquisition of doses.

In that framework, yesterday Argentina received 843,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from Miami, on a flight operated by Latam Cargo Colombia, a batch of vaccines that had finished being produced in the US city of Albuquerque, New Mexico state.

At the end of the video conference, the head of state will raise the national flag to commemorate today the 211 anniversary of the May Revolution.

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