Peru's Defense Minister Nuria Esparch brought 9,360 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the region of Cajamarca in order to continue the immunization process in people over the age of 80.
The batch of Pfizer vaccines was delivered to the Regional Health Directorate, in the presence of Governor Mesias Guevara, for their storage, conservation, and subsequent administration in the districts of Cajamarca and Baños del Inca.
Afterwards, the minister —together with Deputy Minister for Defense Policies Manuel Mesones and the regional governor— visited the Divino Maestro School, where she supervised the vaccination of the elderly.
"Those who are vaccinated will be protected. It does not mean that one cannot be infected. People have to continue looking after themselves; getting vaccinated does not mean you will not get sick, it means you will get sick less severely," she said.
Moreover, Esparch noted that the vaccination process is lowering the number of infections and deaths in the groups where the vaccine has already been administered, such as the Armed Forces and health workers.
After the activity, the authorities visited the Genetic Center of the Livestock Project in Tartar Grande, located in the district of Baños del Inca, where the regional program Plan Amanecer —aimed at promoting livestock activity— is being run.
Finally, the minister visited the headquarters of the Zepita Motorized Infantry Battalion No. 7, where she held a working meeting with the regional governor and representatives of the health sector to continue strengthening actions against the pandemic in this region.