This Wednesday, Mexico joined the list of countries allied to Cuba in approving one of the vaccines that the island’s government developed against the coronavirus: Abdalá.
The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) ruled the authorization for emergency use of the Abdullah vaccine as appropriate, a drug that “meets quality, safety and efficacy requirements” and has also received approval from other countries in the region.
Up to now, Cuban vaccines do not have the endorsement of the World Health Organization (WHO) although the file was presentedTherefore, it is exported to countries whose health authorities expressly authorize it. Among them are Vietnam, Iran, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
With the Cuban, Mexico has authorized the use of ten vaccines against the coronavirus and is strengthening the application of immunizations given the rise of the omicron variant.
89% of its adult population has a complete vaccination scheme and the provision of booster doses to those over 60 years of age, health personnel and teachers began.
Since the pandemic began, Mexico has registered 3.9 million infections and almost 299 thousand deaths, although the actual estimated number of deaths linked to COVID-19, according to official figures, is close to 450 thousand.