Mexico, worried about delays, presses for prompt delivery of COVID-19 vaccines - (Financial Post via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Mexico's government on Monday urged pharmaceutical companies to honor obligations to deliver COVID-19 vaccines on time, as reported in the Financial Post.

  • "We reserved ahead of time, we made agreements, what we want now is for the agreements to be honored," said President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

  • Lopez Obrador acknowledged that companies were experiencing heavy demand for the vaccines, but said it was important that the accords reached were respected "on time."

  • Mexico has signed purchase agreements for vaccines with several companies, including from Pfizer, AstraZeneca and CanSino Biologics.

  • Deputy Foreign Minister Martha Delgado noted that an executive order signed last week by President Donald Trump to prioritize US citizens in distribution of US-made vaccines might delay delivery of subsequent vaccine doses arriving from the US. 

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