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New batch of 748,800 Pfizer vaccine doses lands in Peru

09:31 | Lima, Sep. 14.

A new batch of 748,800 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer laboratory has landed in Peru in order to inoculate more Peruvians throughout the national territory.

Their arrival on Monday evening was supervised by Deputy Benefits-Health Insurance Minister Bernardo Ostos.

Via Twitter, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) specified that this batch is part of the 13 million doses scheduled to arrive during the month of September to protect Peruvians from a potential third wave of COVID-19.


The aim of Minsa is to have 50% of Peruvians inoculated before a third wave of COVID-19 hits the country.

It must be noted that a total of 21,908,898 vaccine doses have been administered in Peru as of September 13 at 6:02 p.m. (local time) and that 9,004,920 people have received both doses, thus becoming fully immunized against the virus.

(END) LIT/RMB

Published: 9/14/2021
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