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Mexico confirms lack of hepatitis B vaccines

Staff Writer | August 8, 2017
The Mexico's Ministry of Health (SSA) has confirmed that there is a shortage of hepatitis B vaccine due to a global production problem.
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LatAm   SSA will buy a million doses
SSA will buy a million doses, which is a third of what is needed to aid children with no social security, according to the government.

Such a vaccine will not be available till December, when an Indian lab - the only one that accepted the commitment - passes the quality and safety tests of the Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks.

Luis Gerardo Duran, director of the National Center for Childhood and Adolescent Health, accepted that there were problems of shortages with some biological preparations, mainly in areas far from the nation.

He ruled out red outbreaks or an emergency situation, even though La Jornada newspaper said that it is pending the purchase of four million doses to combat diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus, which is applied for 4-year-old children.