According to the ministry, Mexico on Thursday transferred the funds and presented risk guarantee documents for another 20.6 million US dollars to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which coordinates the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX Facility).
The contract with COVAX Facility guarantees Mexico’s acquisition of enough vaccines for up to 20 percent of the population, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
This percentage of the population represented more than 51.5 million doses for a vaccination plan of two doses per person, and COVAX currently has a portfolio of nine candidate vaccines from various countries, according to the statement.
The ministry said that the contract signed by Mexico would allow the government to choose a vaccine according to its preferences and subject to availability.
To date, Mexico has registered more than 809,000 confirmed cases and over 83,000 deaths from COVID-19, according to health authorities.