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Mexico receives 1.5 million does of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from US

The vaccines were the initial batch in an agreement to send some 2.7 million AstraZeneca doses from the United States to help Mexico offset local shortages for its drive to inoculate its population of 126 million.

March 29, 2021 / 11:36 AM IST
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Representative Image (Image: Reuters)

A delivery of 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine from the United States landed in Mexico City on Sunday night, Mexico's foreign ministry said, following an accord US President Joe Biden made with Mexico this month.

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The vaccines were the initial batch in an agreement to send some 2.7 million AstraZeneca doses from the United States to help Mexico offset local shortages for its drive to inoculate its population of 126 million.

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