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Mexico may approve Russian COVID-19 vaccine within days, health official says

FILE PHOTO: A medical specialist holds a vial of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in a department store in Moscow, Russia

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Tuesday that emergency use of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine should be authorized within days, after a favorable recommendation by a committee within Mexico’s health regulator.

The exact arrival of the first shipments of Sputnik V to Mexico had not been confirmed, Lopez-Gatell said, though officials said earlier in the day that 200,000 doses could arrive next week.

(Reporting by Frank Jack Daniel, Editing by Cassandra Garrison)

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