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Health Min: Peru will vaccinate at a rate of over 100,000 people a day

14:23 | Lima, Jun. 8.

With the opening of more vaccination sites and the arrival of additional COVID-19 vaccine doses, Peru will inoculate more than 100,000 people a day, Health Minister Oscar Ugarte reported on Tuesday.

"We are going to exceed it (the average). There were days when 130,000 or 140,000 people got inoculated. Peru will vaccinate at a rate of over 100,000 people a day," he said.

According to the health sector's head, a larger number of people are being immunized thanks to the arrival of additional vaccines and a greater number of vaccination brigades.

"We are increasing the number of vaccination centers, like this VacunaCar (vaccination drive-thru) site in the Costa Verde beach area," he stated.

"We are absolutely certain that we will reach the goal of vaccinating all elderly people by next July," he added.

Ugarte's remarks came as he supervised a VacunaCar site that opened today in the seaside area in front of Agua Dulce Beach, in Lima's Chorrillos district.

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Published: 6/8/2021
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