AMLO Authorizes Vaccine Purchases by Private Sector

AMLO Authorizes Vaccine Purchases by Private Sector

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced today in a morning conference that “any local company or government that wants to purchase vaccines for application in Mexico has authorization.”

The president instructed the head of the Ministry of Health, Jorge Varela, that any state authority can acquire vaccines as long as it is from an authorized pharmaceutical company in Mexico. As a mandatory requirement, the contract specifying the quantity of vaccines and the pharmaceutical company must be attached to the application.


On Twitter, Governor Diego Sinhue of the State of Guanajuato and Governor Jaime Rodríguez of Nuevo León celebrated President Obrador’s decision. Governor Sinhue additionally pointed out that he is reviewing the option to buy vaccines for the people of Guanajuato.


President Obrador called on governments not to use vaccines for electoral purposes, “I want to avoid any misinterpretation that there are companies wanting to buy vaccines but are not allowed to do so because the government exercises a monopoly. The same applies for state governments. Do you want to buy vaccines? You are free to do so, but this should not be used for politicking.”


Source: Federal Government