The COVID-19 vaccination of people aged 18, 19, and 20 began today, October 11, in Lima and Callao, Health Minister Hernando Cevallos
announced on Monday.
The government official emphasized that this measure was adopted in response to the fact that significant progress has been made in administering the COVID-19 vaccine in the country.
In this regard, he mentioned that over 28 million doses have been administered so far, and that 47% of the target population has received the two vaccine doses.
"This was a goal that we had set for a later date, but the speed of the vaccination allows us to announce that we are going to start inoculating everyone aged 18 and above at the national level," the minister explained.
Those aged 17 who turn 18 years old this year can also be inoculated starting today at the vaccination center closest to their home or workplace.
Individuals in this new age group shall attend the vaccination centers during opening hours and at the time of their appointment, wearing two facemasks and a face shield, as well as bringing their ID card.
Cevallo's remarks were delivered this morning during an event held at a vaccination center in downtown Lima.