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Peru: Health Ministry sends over 61,000 COVID-19 vaccines to 10 regions

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09:14 | Lima, Feb. 20.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) on Friday started sending a total of 61,338 vaccine doses against COVID-19 to 10 regions, through the National Center for Supply of Strategic Resources in Health (Cenares), in order to continue protecting the health personnel fighting the pandemic.

As part of the National Vaccination Plan against COVID-19, 73 thermal boxes were transferred by air to the following regions: Amazonas, Cajamarca, Ancash, Apurimac, Huanuco, Loreto, Pasco, Piura, Madre de Dios, and Lima.

Part of the shipment was sent on Friday morning to the province of Chachapoyas (Amazonas region). In the next few hours, another batch will be shipped to Bagua and Utcubamba —in this same region.

Similarly, the vaccines were transferred to Chimbote. The same will be done with doses to Huaraz (Ancash region), Abancay, and Andahuaylas (Apurimac region).

Meanwhile, other doses will be delivered to the provinces of Cutervo, Chota, Cajamarca, and Jaen (Cajamarca region).

Huacrachuco and Huacaybamba (Huanuco region) will also receive these remittances, as will Loreto, Pasco, Piura, Madre de Dios, and Lima regions.

The supplies are sent from February 19 until 22, guaranteeing the proper temperature conditions, with the support of the National Police of Peru and the Armed Forces.

Following the arrival of shipments, health authorities in each region will start distributing the doses to health networks and launch the second stage of the vaccination process to protect the healthcare personnel.

(END) NDP/JOT/MVB

Publicado: 20/2/2021
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