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496,080 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses land in Peru

Photo: Twitter/Ministry of Defense of Peru

00:30 | Lima, Jun. 11.

A new batch of 496,080 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer pharmaceutical company has landed in Peru to continue the vaccination process throughout the national territory.

Defense sector's head Nuria Esparch was in charge of monitoring the delivery of this cargo at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport on Thursday evening.

"Vaccines continue to arrive in Peru! Defense Minister Nuria Esparch supervises the delivery of a new batch of 496,080 COVID-19 vaccines from the Pfizer laboratory. This new shipment will boost the immunization of more Peruvians," the Ministry of Defense said in a post on Twitter.

The arrival of this new batch was announced by President of the Republic Francisco Sagasti during his visit to the National Sports Village (Videna), where the vaccination process is taking place.


The top official also mentioned that the country's vaccination rate has gradually increased to more than 100,000 people per day, with a record of 161,000 doses administered on a single day.

It must be noted that 1,627,522 people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of June 11 at 12:30 a.m. (local time).

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Publicado: 11/6/2021
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