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Over 1.7 million Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Ministry of Health of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Ministry of Health of Peru

10:30 | Lima, Oct. 30.

Peru received a batch of 1,789,650 vaccine doses against COVID-19 from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm, which will contribute to continuing and expanding the national vaccination campaign, the Health Ministry (Minsa) has reported.

This new batch landed at Jorge Chavez International Airport on Friday afternoon and was overseen by Minsa's Decentralization Department Director-General David Jumpa.


In addition, another batch of 236,400 doses from Sinopharm will land in Peru on October 31. 

According to Minsa's figures, Peru has so far received over 49,391,000 doses from Pfizer, Sinopharm, and AstraZeneca.

Likewise, the official mentioned that the vaccination of teenagers aged 15-17 would begin this Saturday. 

(END) NDP/MVB

Published: 10/30/2021
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