Peru administered nearly one million COVID-19 vaccine doses in one week

Photo: ANDINA/Juan Carlos Guzman

Photo: ANDINA/Juan Carlos Guzman

15:31 | Lima, Jun. 15.

Peruvian vaccination brigades sped up the administration of doses against COVID-19 and achieved a record week on June 7-13 when almost one million vaccines were injected into citizens' arms, according to data from the Ministry of Health (Minsa).

Indeed, a total of 940,477 vaccines were inoculated in the analyzed week —with an average of 134,354 doses per day.

This was possible despite the fact that only those, who were to receive the second dose, were immunized on those days.

During the record week, the highest historical peaks were recorded in the vaccination against COVID-19, which had begun last February in the South American country.

When the vaccination of people aged between 60 and 62 began on June 8, 191,511 doses were administered. Yet that record would be surpassed on June 10 once 195,684 doses were injected into people's arms.

Of the total doses administered during the analyzed period, 426,932 were part of the first dose, while 513,545 belonged to the second dose.

Minsa indicated that these statistics include the immunization of vulnerable groups such as people with mental and neurodevelopmental disorders, with rare and orphan diseases, hemodialysis patients, citizens with Down syndrome, and people awaiting or with transplanted organs, as well as the startup of vaccination of women aged above 18 with more than 28 weeks of gestation.


Published: 6/15/2021
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