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Over 110,000 people over 70 vaccinated in Metropolitan Lima and Callao in two days

Photo: Minsa

Photo: Minsa

11:46 | Lima, May. 3.

More than 110,000 people over 70 years of age —from Metropolitan Lima and Callao— were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Friday and Saturday, Health Minister Oscar Ugarte has reported.

"Vaccination expectations in the over-70 age group were exceeded on Friday and Saturday. Figures have increased fourfold, which allows us to conclude that we are moving faster," he said.
 
Ugarte reported that the immunization in regions continued on Sunday and, while it is true that the movement restriction was observed —in some provinces— on Labor Day (May 1), the vaccination process continued the next day.
 
The head of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) highlighted the orderly process, which takes place from Monday to Sunday —except on Thursday— from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
According to the government official, no one should be worried about whether vaccines would run out. On the contrary, there are more and more doses, and research shows that the effect of the vaccine —regardless of the brand or laboratory— is very positive.
 
"We are monitoring the process daily, and if problems arise, we solve them, we have the capacity to do so. There were 100 brigades when the process began, and now there are more than 370," the minister noted.

"150 additional brigades of the Armed Forces will join the national effort as soon as they finish in their sector," he added.
 
Remarks were made on Sunday morning as he inspected the VacunaCar (vaccination drive-thru) service at the National Agrarian University La Molina.

(END) NDP/RMB

Published: 5/3/2021
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