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New batch of 794,900 COVID-19 vaccine doses lands in Peru

22:46 | Lima, Sep. 12.

A new batch of 794,900 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Peru in order to continue the vaccination process throughout the national territory, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) has reported.

The cargo landed at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport on Sunday afternoon.

"The aim of Minsa is to have 50% of Peruvians inoculated before a third wave of COVID-19 hits the country," the health sector reported via Twitter.

"More than 13 million vaccines from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Sinopharm will arrive this month," the post reads.

Precisely on Saturday, a batch of 3,342,600 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Sinopharm laboratory arrived in Peru to speed up the vaccination of the population.

(END) JCR/RMB

Published: 9/12/2021
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