As part of international efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the U.S. loaned 4 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico and Canada – an action that will not have an impact on vaccine supply within the United States. Mexico is also undergoing the first phase of the clinical trials for their own COVID-19 vaccine called “Patria”. If successful, the vaccine could help Mexico and developing nations that have otherwise struggled to secure doses from foreign companies.
Vaccine superstations are now operating across the state of Baja including the Toros baseball stadium and UABC University in Tijuana, with the city breaking the national record by vaccinating over 45,600 people in only two days. Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard issued a message urging border communities to continue to refrain from non-essential travel. An update on Baja’s confirmed COVID-19 cases and efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus is available here.
Our partners at the Wilson Center shared an updated infographic outlining the successes and challenges that the U.S., Mexico, and Canada face as COVID-19 vaccination continues.