Mexico approves Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

The vaccine was approved last night for emergency use
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca, is beginning to get approval around the world.

Monday night, Mexico authorized it for emergency use.

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is the second COVID-19 vaccine to be approved in the country. On December 11, Mexico authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, right before the U.S. did as well.

A real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University tells us that since the beginning of the pandemic, Mexico has reported over 1.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and around 127,757 deaths.

On Twitter, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, called it “very good news”.

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