Mexico, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s homegrown Abdala vaccine against Covid-19 can be used as a booster shot or first dose in Mexico, due to its 92-percent effectiveness and because it is similar to those administered here, a senior official said on Thursday.
Eduardo Clark, general director of Mexico City’s Digital Agency for Public Innovation, revealed such details after informing that Cuba’s vaccine will be administered to 400,000 people next week.
This expert told reporters that it can be used as a universal booster shot (a single dose) and also in new vaccination schedules (three doses).
He added that Abdala will be administered in the new vaccination campaign after 400,000 doses arrived in this city, and said that the vaccine was approved by the Federal Committee for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS in Spanish) exactly a year ago.
He explained that it will be the first time that the Cuban-made vaccine will be administered in this city and the rest of the country, and revealed that there are four million doses.
All vaccines, including Abdala, have to be classified, not only antigens, but all medicines imported or produced in Mexico. All serious drugs are endorsed by COFEPRIS, he said.
Clark recalled that all the documentation about the Abdala vaccine was sent to COFEPRIS a year ago, so this is not something new.