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Over 569,000 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines land in Peru

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02:00 | Lima, Aug. 13.

A new batch of 569,790 vaccine doses from Pfizer laboratory arrived in Peru on Thursday evening.

The cargo brought via KLM from the Dutch city of Amsterdam was received by Health Minister Hernando Cevallos at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport.

The Cabinet member specified that this batch is part of the 8 million doses scheduled for the month of August, adding that they will serve to inoculate as many people as possible with second doses.

"During the week, vaccinations will be increased especially to complete the second doses," Cevallos said in remarks to TVPeru.

"Besides, a Vaccinathon will be scheduled for next weekend. What we want is to vaccinate people quickly and not delay their vaccination," he stressed.

Likewise, the high-ranking official reported that more batches are expected for the next few weeks. In fact, the arrival of 1 million Sinopharm doses is confirmed for August 15.

"All available vaccines will be put at the disposal of the population promptly. There is a schedule at the Ministry of Health that has to be applied depending on the arrival of vaccines," Cevallos explained.

"We hope that in the month of September we will have enough vaccines to continue advancing with the (remaining) age groups," he added.


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Published: 8/13/2021
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