Mexico Likely to Use up to 24mn Doses of Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine


Mexico’s authorities could use up to 24 million doses of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez Gatell told a news conference on Monday, TASS reports.

“We have reached preliminary agreements, which might potentially give the Mexican government the opportunity to get the vaccines <…> of Russia’s Gamaleya [Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology],” Lopez Gatell said. “We think we could use up to 24 mln doses of this vaccine for 12 mln people.”

Last week, Mexico’s deputy health minister visited Argentina. He held talks with Russian representatives, including scientists and managers promoting Sputnik V vaccine.