Mexico intends to file a complaint to the UN Security Council over the unequal access of countries to vaccines against coronavirus. The country’s foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, said this, according to Reuters.
“Vaccine-producing countries have very high levels of vaccination, and Latin American and Caribbean countries have much lower levels,” Ebrard stressed.
According to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the UN must address the issue of equal access to drugs so that “all countries have the opportunity to vaccinate their inhabitants.
It should be noted that at the end of December 2020, Mexico began vaccinating medical personnel against the coronavirus. To date, almost 750 thousand people have been vaccinated with the drug produced by Pfizer, of which more than 86.1 thousand received both doses of vaccine. The day before the vaccine was given to elderly Mexicans. In all, more than 15.7 million older people in Mexico are scheduled to be vaccinated by mid-April. Authorities expect this to reduce deaths from the coronavirus-caused disease by 80%. So far, that number has reached 174,657.
As reported, on February 2, the Mexican Federal Sanitary Risk Protection Commission (Coferpis) authorized the emergency use of the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus Sputnik V in the country. Prior to this, Mexican Minister of Health Jorge Alcocer signed a contract to supply the Russian drug.