700,000 Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines land in Peru

14:11 | Lima, Aug. 15.

A batch of 700,000 doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 from Sinopharm laboratory arrived in Peru on Sunday morning to continue the vaccination process and expand its coverage, Health Minister Hernando Cevallos has reported.

Earlier today, at 10 a.m., the government official supervised the arrival of this delivery at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport.

Afterwards, the vaccines were transferred to the warehouses of the National Center for Supply of Strategic Resources in Health (Cenares) and will later be distributed to different regions of the country.

It must be noted that this is the first batch of a total of 1 million vaccine doses that are expected to arrive today. The second batch of 300,000 is slated to land at 6 p.m.

"These 1 million doses of the Sinopharm jab will serve to set up the vaccination program for the coming days. They will be democratically distributed across all regions in order to continue protecting as many people as possible, with the first and second doses," Cevallos stated.

Thus, the timeline for the arrival of vaccines is still on schedule. 

In addition, the arrival of a new batch of 594,360 doses from Pfizer laboratory has been confirmed for Thursday, August 19.


Published: 8/15/2021