The USA-based Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer will soon be exported to Mexico by the end of this week. Notably, Pfizer Inc’s shipment prepared these vaccine doses in their U.S. plant. On Thursday, one of the sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that the vaccine doses are expected to be ongoing exports of its shots from the United States. This vaccine shipment by the Pfizer’s Kalamazoo, produced at Michigan plant, labels the Company to be the first ever drug-maker to export the vaccine abroad from U.S facilities, after the Trump-era restriction on dose exports expired at the end of March, the source added.
The U.S. government is going through intense pressure for recent weeks. Thus, they have to give their best in supplying the surplus vaccines to other nations, who are in desperate need as it makes swift progress vaccinating its own residents. Evidently, there are many countries still struggling due outbreak of the pandemic, still working to acquire the vaccine supplies to help tame the pandemic.
The wealthy governments are trying to stock up on COVID-19 shots from Pfizer and Moderna Inc. They are doing so for their extremely high efficiency and after safety concerns and the production problems, temporarily sidelined vaccines from AstraZeneca Plc and Johnson & Johnson. However, the Pfizer has shipped more than 10 million doses to Mexico till now. Thus, the Pfizer has grown to be the largest supplier of COVID-19 vaccine. In Belgium Pfizer along with the German partner BioNTech SE is supplying the other countries with their doses from the main European production plant.
The health ministry of Mexico stated that they are going to receive 2 million doses from Pfizer by this week. Since Wednesday, from Belgium Mexico received more than a million doses of Covid-19 vaccine. Furthermore, it expects around another million this week. However, the Reuters could not assure if all the left over Pfizer doses would come from Michigan.