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Prime Minister urges Peruvians to continue getting vaccinated against COVID-19

Photo: Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM)

Photo: Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM)

09:44 | Lima, Jun. 22.

Peru's Prime Minister Anibal Torres on Wednesday urged Peruvians to continue getting vaccinated against COVID-19, noting that the pandemic is not over yet.

"Vaccines are safe and offer protection. Get vaccinated!" he said in a post on the official Twitter account of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM).

Torres remarked that taking care of himself and his family is one of his daily responsibilities. Therefore, he has followed the recommendations of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) and received the fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the Cabinet chief, getting the fourth dose is necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

"We cannot let infections spread further," he emphasized.

On Tuesday, the government official supervised the vaccination of the Ministers of Culture and Education, who received the fourth dose ahead of their participation at the 17th Decentralized Council of Ministers in Arequipa.

The fourth dose was first administered to people over 70 years of age, then to those over 50 years, and is now available for those over 40 years, immunosuppressed patients, those over 18 years with comorbidities, and members of the professional health care community, who have received the third dose at least five months ago.

According to Minsa, the rollout of the fourth dose will be carried out as the vaccination coverage progresses across the country and as gaps are closed.

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Publicado: 22/6/2022