Mexico City – The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) on Friday gave a unanimous favorable opinion on approving the Covaxin vaccine made by the Indian pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech International for emergency use in Mexico.
The report by the committee for new molecules (CMN) will be sent to the federal medical safety commission’s approval board, which usually follows such recommendations.
According to a March 3 article by AFP, Bharat Biotech assured that late stage trials of its Covaxin vaccine, criticized for having been launched before the final trials, show that it reaches an efficacy of almost 81% in the prevention of COVID-19.
Since then 1.3 million of doses have been administered in India, and Bharat Biotech has already signed an agreement with Brazil to supply 20 million doses of the vaccine to that country by September.
If given the green light, Covaxin will be the sixth vaccine approved for emergency use in Mexico, which has received relatively small amounts of each. As of Friday, Mexico had administered only about 2.7 million doses of all vaccines, a tiny amount given the country’s population of 126 million.
The Pfizer, AstraZeneca, CanSino, Sinovac and Sputnik V vaccines have all been approved and all, save the CanSino vaccination, are currently being administered in Mexico.
In early February, Mexico received its first shipment of the active ingredient for the CanSino shot, which is being packaged in Querétaro by Mexican firm Drugmex and is expected to be ready for distribution by the second half of March.
Source: Banderas News
more recommended stories
Progreso Ecological Police shut down a summer house drain that went directly to the sea
Progreso, Yucatán, (August 03, 2021).- In.
INAH launches contest to stop deterioration of the Feathered Serpent Pyramid in Teotihuacan
STATE OF MEXICO, (August 03, 2021).-.
Chunhuhub and Chicanná archaeological zones reopen in Campeche
The capacity is restricted to 30%,.
Yukalpetén Typical Orchestra began in-person concert season
Mérida, Yucatán, (August 3, 2021).- The.
Trump didn’t spend ‘a single penny’ in the first half of 2021 to fulfill two big fundraising promises
Former President Donald Trump raised more money online.
Mexican Army locates a “narco tunnel” in Mexicali, Baja California
MEXICO, (August 03, 2021) .- Agents.
Mexico Olympic soccer team losses against powerful Brazil in penalty kicks
In an effort to keep the.
Merida man drowns in Celestun beach
Celestun, Yucatán, (August 03, 2021) .-.
SSY reveals that suicide in Yucatan increases 25 percent this year
Mérida, Yucatán, (August 03, 2021).- A.
Mexican government will buy Sig Sauer automatic rifles from the U.S.
WASHINGTON D.C. (Reuters) – The small.