Peru's PM: 165,398 healthcare workers already vaccinated

Photo: PCM

Photo: PCM

09:56 | Lima, Feb. 22.

Peru's Prime Minister Violeta Bermudez reported that 165,398 people working in the health sector across the country have already been vaccinated.

According to the Cabinet chief, the number of vaccinators will increase once additional Sinopharm vaccines arrive in the country.

Nowadays, vaccination is carried out based on the schedules managed by doctors, nurses, and other health professionals who work on the frontline caring for COVID-19 patients.

However, the high-ranking official affirmed that the number of vaccinators —which currently stands at 1,000— will increase as additional vaccine doses arrive. 

"The Ministry of Health (Minsa) has recruited a little more than 15,000 vaccinators and 10,000 Armed Forces members have been trained for the purpose. So, our army of vaccinators will expand greatly," she emphasized.

Bermudez pointed out that Peru has broad experience in immunization, noting that —at some point— 20 million people were vaccinated against diphtheria in three months.

In this sense, she said that what matters is to secure agreements for additional batches of Sinopharm vaccine doses.

Remarks were made on Sunday night in remarks to Panorama TV show.


Publicado: 22/2/2021