Mexico aims to have own vaccine approved for use by end-2021

FILE PHOTO: A sign that reads ” Vaccination” is pictured as elderly residents receive the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, at Olimpico Universitario stadium in Mexico City, Mexico April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico aims to have developed a vaccine against COVID-19 that could be granted approval for emergency use by the end of this year, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Maria Elena Alvarez-Buylla, head of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), told a regular news conference that the vaccine under development known as “Patria” could be granted approval in November or December of this year.

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