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New batch of 328,743 Pfizer vaccine doses lands in Peru

09:00 | Lima, Oct. 15.

A new batch of 328,743 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Peru, which will make it possible to continue the immunization process carried out by the Government, Deputy Public Health Minister Gustavo Rosell has reported.

In statements to TV Peru on Thursday, the government official mentioned that this new batch complements the shipment of 702,000 Pfizer doses that the country received last Monday.

"We are receiving this new batch of 328,743 Pfizer doses, which will be added to 702,000 doses, that is, the one million doses a week target for this month […]," he said.

The deputy minister indicated that, although there is a delay in the data entry process, so far, it has been reported that 35,000 people aged 18 are being vaccinated every day.

In this regard, he commented that said enthusiasm should be conveyed to their relatives and friends so as to close the existing vaccination gap.

Likewise, Rosell reported that the start date of the vaccination drive aimed at people aged 12-17 is still unknown. However, it is expected to take place in November. For the moment, the protocol has already been approved.

"This new batch of the Pfizer vaccine, which is arriving, will serve to administer the third dose to health care workers and to this group of teenagers who are already waiting in line to receive their jab," he added.

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Published: 10/15/2021
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