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Peru receives 702,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

11:44 | Lima, Oct. 12.

A new batch of 702,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Peru, which will make it possible to continue to immunize the population against the novel coronavirus.

Health Minister Hernando Cevallos received the batch on Monday evening. The cargo was brought on a flight operated by KLM and landed at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport.


"More than 13 million people are protected. This achievement was possible thanks to the efforts of the population and health professionals," the government official remarked.

Strong citizen participation

Cevallos highlighted the role of citizens, who fulfilled their duty by going to the immunization centers, and that of the health staff involved in this massive campaign.

In addition, the minister expressed optimism over the results of the vaccination of people over 18 years of age.

The health sector's head noted that strong participation was observed on the first day of inoculation for this age group.

"We did not imagine that they would go to the vaccination centers so quickly," he pointed out.

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Publicado: 12/10/2021
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