Mexico says approval for Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ‘imminent’

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Mexico’s government on Wednesday hailed Britain’s approval of a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, and said that Mexican authorities were also close to authorizing its deployment.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a regular news conference that news of the British approval of the vaccine was very “reassuring.” Mexico is helping to produce AstraZeneca’s vaccine and has agreements to receive doses from March.


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Later, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Twitter that Mexican authorization of the vaccine was “imminent.”

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