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Mexico has received a batch of 1,350,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson's covid-19 vaccine donated by the United States, officials from both countries confirmed.
Early Tuesday morning, Mexico's Director of North American Affairs, Roberto Velasco Álvarez, and the Charge d'Affaires of the United States Embassy in Mexico, John S. Creamer, received the shipment from the United States at the International Airport of Toluca.
The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, thanked the President of the United States, Joe Biden, for the vaccines.
In his morning conference, the president said: "Thank you to President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for this donation, this gesture of solidarity."
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López Obrador assured that the 1,350,000 single-dose J&J vaccines will be distributed in 39 municipalities along the border between Mexico and the United States.
But he added that more doses are needed.
“As they will not be enough, we ask you to send us another [shipment of the] same amount of 1,350,000 doses to vaccinate people from the border: [in] Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, [ all] 39 municipalities, ”AMLO said, as the president is called, on Tuesday.
Mexico has received more than 47 million doses of the covid-19 vaccine to date.
To date it has administered almost 38 million, according to the Ministry of Health of Mexico
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