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U.S. Sends Second Batch Of AstraZeneca Vaccines To Mexico

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As the tourism rate continues to spike this holiday season, Mexico is staying focused on vaccinating its population and has received a second batch of vaccines from the United States.

The shipment of vaccines was imported from the U.S., through the company AstraZeneca. The company had previously sent a batch, classifying this one as the second to be delivered to Mexico. They arrived on Thursday night in Mexico City and were sent by U.S. President Joe Biden.

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The supply carried 1,208,700 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and arrived in Mexico City from Chicago. The shipment was promised in the cooperative agreement made by the United States government in March, where they agreed to send 2.7 million vials of the vaccine to Mexico. This recent shipment carrying 1,208,700 doses is the last of the 2.7 million vials.

Including this latest shipment, Mexico has accumulated more than 14.6 million doses of covid vaccines. The vaccines originate from different companies such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Cansino, and Sputnik V. 


Although Mexico’s Federal government has not yet specified the plans pertaining to the newly arrived batch of vaccines, the accumulation of vaccines being given and distributed throughout the country signals a green light for tourism and tourist activities to carry on in a safe manner.

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After previously installing additional sanitary filters in the city, Cancun is taking health protocols seriously amidst the current pandemic. While Cancun is continuing to be open and welcoming to current tourists, the low numbers of covid cases have inspired them to continue to be cautious regarding health and safety, for the sake of their large tourism rates. The additional supplies of vaccines in the country indicate a growing vaccinated population in Cancun.

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As for the Easter holidays that just passed by, Cancun continued to operate its hotels and services to the large number of tourists that visited the city for the holidays. Elaborate and much-anticipated processions, ceremonies, and celebrations took place in the city while adhering to COVID-19 laws at the same time.

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