Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this Sunday that the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine made in the country may be ready for the first quarter of next year.
López Obrador said “there is a high likelihood that this vaccine will be effective” and set November as the “very likely” date for the first vaccine results to be produced in Mexico and Argentina after the agreement is reached are to work with the University of Oxford and the British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, as well as with support from the Carlos Slim Foundation.
In the event that he pointed out that the results of phase 3 of the experiment were positive, the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (COFEPRIS) would “immediately initiate a universal and free vaccination campaign”.
“It is assumed that we can use this vaccine in the first quarter of next year with a national vaccination plan. It will be universal, ie accessible to everyone,” emphasized the President in his usual Sunday appearance since then the National Palace on social networks.