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First doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Mexico for phase 3

On October 30, the doses to carry out phase 3 studies of the COVID-19 vaccine were received in Mexico, in which 10,000 to 15,000 volunteers will participate, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard reported.

In a press conference of President Andr茅s Manuel L贸pez Obrador, he said that the three phases of the vaccines against the new coronavirus are willing to legal provisions. “It’s a very rigorous procedure,” he said of possible adverse reactions from clinical trials.

The chancellor explained that the application of the dose to the volunteers will be carried out in 20 health centers distributed in 12 entities of the Republic, including Mexico City.

“On October 30, the first doses were received to carry out phase three of clinical trials of the CanSino vaccine in Mexico in Mexico. After a rigorous evaluation process led by Cofepris and the Ministry of Health, it was approved that the studies will be carried out between 10 and 15 thousand Mexican volunteers over 18 years of age.

“The study is a participation of Mexico in a global study that has between 30 and 40 thousand volunteersChile, Argentina, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Russia and China also participate. It is part of a global study to be carried out in 20 health centers distributed in 12 states of the Republic, including Mexico City “.

In the National Palace, the president indicated that reports and results will be in real time, will be provided to Cofepris according to the established standards, and reported that there will be cuts at 14, 28 and 120 days after having applied the vaccine, which will consist of a single dose.

He thanked the support he has received from the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, and Juan Manuel Carreras, governor of the National Conference of Governors (Conago), for the application of phase three of this vaccine in the 12 entities of the Republic.

“The president asked us from the beginning of these talks and negotiations that when phase three is carried out, various states are included with technical, scientific, and non-political criteria, and that it not only take place in Mexico City, as has happened on other occasions and it was done. “

He indicated that the doses will be stored between 2 and 8 degrees and recalled that these vaccines have already been experienced among members of the Chinese Army.