Direct Relief Helps Transport 3.4 Million More Covid-19 Vaccine Doses from the U.S. to Mexico

Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Toluca, Mexico, on Oct. 19, 2021. More than 8 million Covid vaccines between the U.S. and Mexican governments have been delivered, with logistics support from Direct Relief. (Photo by Andrea Tejeda for Direct Relief)

Millions in Mexico will soon receive a Covid-19 vaccination, thanks to a donation of 3.4 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses from the U.S. Government to its Mexican counterpart.

Direct Relief facilitated transport of the donation, serving as the licensed distributor exporting the vaccines that landed in Toluca, Mexico, via FedEx on Tuesday, October 19.

Today’s delivery marks the fourth donation from the U.S. Government to Mexico of Covid-19 vaccines that Direct Relief has helped deliver.

In June, Mexico became the first country to receive Covid vaccines donated by the U.S. government when FedEx delivered 1.35 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine. Direct Relief facilitated that donation.

Direct Relief also helped transport 3.5 million Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses from the U.S. Government to Mexico between August and September.

Covid-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Direct Relief Facilitates Donation of 1.75 Million More Moderna Covid-19 Shots to Mexico

1.75 million Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses landed in Mexico City.

First Moderna Covid-19 Vaccines Delivered to Mexico

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine is available in Mexico for the first time, thanks to the US government’s 1.75 million dose donation.

Direct Relief Helps Deliver 1.75 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses to Mexico, Belize, Bolivia and Paraguay

Deliveries Rely on Direct Relief and FedEx

In total, Direct Relief, in close coordination with FedEx, has helped transport more than 8 million Covid-19 doses from the U.S. to Mexico.

A registered charity in the U.S. and Mexico, Direct Relief has unique capabilities in arranging and conducting cross-border donations of cold chain pharmaceuticals – including its commercial-grade licensing and infrastructure for pharmaceutical distribution, its ability to transport refrigerated and frozen medication safely, its customs clearance expertise, and its network of logistics and public health partnerships.

In recent months, Direct Relief has also helped transport more than 800,000 vaccines donated by the Mexican government to countries across the Americas, including Belize, Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, and Paraguay.