Pfizer's first COVID-19 vaccine batch arrives in Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Council of Ministers

19:35 | Lima, Mar. 3.

KLM's flight 743 —which brought the first batch of 50,000 vaccines from Pfizer pharmaceutical company to Peru— landed at Jorge Chavez International Airport in the capital city of Lima on Wednesday at 6:50 p.m. (local time).

The aircraft had left the airport in the city of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) at 12:23 p.m. (local time) en route to the South American country.

The doses from this same laboratory —to be brought by the COVAX Facility mechanism— are pending.

With this first batch from Pfizer, Peru will continue the immunization of first responders supported by two different vaccines.

The cargo was officially received by a delegation composed of Prime Minister Violeta Bermudez and other dignitaries.

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These figures are added to the one million doses already received from China's Sinopharm laboratory.


Published: 3/3/2021
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