Mexico will domestically produce Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, its foreign minister said on April 28.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said during a TV interview during his visit to Moscow that Mexico has agreed to the domestic production of Sputnik V.
“Production in Mexico to start as early as May,” the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on the official Sputnik V Twitter account, along with the footage of the interview.
“Sputnik V is saving Mexican lives and shows great results on safety and efficacy,” RDIF further said, thanking Ebrard for the meeting.
Ebrard arrived in Moscow last April 25 for discussions on how Mexico will domestically produce the vaccine after shipment delays.
Mexico signed an agreement to acquire a total of 24 million doses of the Russian vaccine and has started administering it since last February.
According to RDIF, the Russian vaccine has an efficacy of 91.6% against COVID-19. It is among the COVID-19 vaccines being administered in Mexico. Others include ones developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, and Sinovac.
According to the COVID-19 vaccinations tracker by the New York Times, Mexico has administered over 16.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
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