Peru: Health Ministry guarantees distribution, free administration of COVID-19 vaccine

Photo: ANDINA/Diffusion

Photo: ANDINA/Diffusion

13:02 | Lima, Jan. 13.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) has reaffirmed that —by law— the distribution and administration of the emergency vaccine against COVID-19 will be free of charge for all inhabitants of the national territory, aged over 18, and who wish to obtain it.

The ministry ensures universal and free vaccination. This has not been modified by the regulations of the Conditional Sanitary Registry (RSC) recently approved by the government agency.

It must be noted that obtaining the RSC is a requirement for the importation and use of the vaccine nationwide.

In order to get it, the manufacturing laboratory must be directly represented; thus, there cannot be two representatives for the same vaccine.

The RSC holder can commercialize the vaccine in the national market assuming the responsibilities and obligations in terms of safety (adverse events) and quality —throughout the supply chain up to the user.

During the ongoing process, Minsa will be the RSC holder to import and use the Sinopharm vaccine.

In this sense, no other company will be able to benefit from this registry. Therefore, no company will be allowed to commercialize said vaccine.


Publicado: 13/1/2021