COVID-19 vaccination in Mexico
|Date||December 24, 2020– present|
|Cause||COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico|
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COVID-19 vaccination in Mexico is an ongoing immunization campaign against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in response to the ongoing pandemic in the country.
By September 25, 2021, Mexico had administered a total of 97,523,789 doses (74.87 vaccine doses per 100 people), with 54,275,054 residents having received at least one dose and 43,248,659 residents fully vaccinated. Mexico has purchased 310.8 million vaccines doses which covers 141.2% of its population.
Wealthy Mexicans were reported to travel to the neighbouring United States for receiving their vaccinations. In March, the White House announced that four million of doses of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in the United States will be sent to Mexico.
In a survey conducted in March 2021, 52% of the Mexicans said that they were willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, 20% said they were not sure and 28% said they would not get vaccinated.
National vaccination plan
The National vaccination plan against COVID-19 has been planned as below in Mexico:
- December 2020 - February 2021 : Health workers dealing with COVID-19
- February - April 2021 : Other health workers and people 60+ years of age
- April - May 2021 : People 50-59 years old
- May - June 2021 : People 40-49 years old
- June 2021 - March 2022 : People 18-39 years old
- November 2021 - March 2022 : People 15-17 years old 
- October 2021 - March 2022 : People 12-14 years old with comorbidity (children under 12 are exempted from vaccination)
Vaccines on order
NOT UPDATED SINCE APRIL 2021 - Mexico has contracted 79.4 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, 35 million doses of the CureVac vaccine, 22 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 39 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, 10 million doses of the Novavax vaccine, 34.4 million doses of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, 24 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, 35 million doses of Convidecia, 12 million doses of the Sinopharm BIBP vaccine and 20 million doses of CoronaVac. 3,305,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine have been delivered through the COVAX mechanism, a global initiative that aims at equitable distribution for Covid-19 vaccines. Moreover, the United States have sent 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine to Mexico.
The following vaccines are authorized by the Mexican government for use against COVID-19 (approval date in parentheses):
|Pfizer–BioNTech||December 11, 2020||December 24, 2020|
|Oxford–AstraZeneca||January 4, 2021||Yes|
|Convidecia||February 8, 2021||Yes|
|Sputnik V||February 9, 2021||Yes|
|CoronaVac||February 9, 2021||Yes|
|Covaxin||April 6, 2021||Not yet|
|Janssen||May 27, 2021||June 17, 2021|
|Moderna||August 17, 2021||Yes|
|Sinopharm BIBP||August 27, 2021||Not yet|
|Abdala||December 28, 2021||Not yet|
Vaccines in trial stage
|Vaccine||Type (technology)||Phase I||Phase II||Phase III|
|GRAd-COV2||Viral vector||Completed||Completed||In progress|
|Patria||Viral vector||Completed||In progress||Not yet|
Manufacture and distribution of vaccines in Mexico
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, released the details of the agreement between the government of Mexico, Argentina, the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the Carlos Slim Foundation to produce and distribute the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford.
The strategy to distribute the vaccine in Latin America, the product manufactured in the Argentine mAbxience laboratory, will be transferred to the Mexican facilities of the Liomont laboratory, which will be in charge of completing the stabilization, manufacturing and packaging process of the vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine from the pharmaceutical company CanSino Biologics will be packaged in Querétaro, after the company requested from COFEPRIS, authorization for its emergency use of its vaccine.
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