Peru: Ayacucho begins COVID-19 vaccination of VRAEM indigenous communities

Photo: ANDINA/Diffusion

Photo: ANDINA/Diffusion

14:16 | La Mar (Ayacucho region), Jun. 25.

Inhabitants of Camavenia indigenous community —located in the district of Santa Rosa, La Mar province, the Valley of Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers (Vraem)— enthusiastically received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19.

Ayacucho Regional Health Directorate (Diresa) Citizens Health Department Executive-Director Yoni Salas said that Santa Rosa Health Center brigades —provided with biomedical equipment— were deployed to native areas in the early hours with the aim of starting with the vaccination day.

The event took place within the framework of the Health Ministry regulations that had approved the immunization of native and dispersed peoples.

Salas reported that Camavenia is the first indigenous community in Ayacucho's jungle area to get vaccinated against the virus.

"During the vaccination day, a comprehensive health campaign was also held by specialists in medicine, obstetrics, dentistry, psychology, among others, benefiting the entire population, mainly pregnant women, girls, boys, and older adults," he expressed.

Likewise, the official said that these actions are carried out with the permission of local leaders, so that the entire population can be protected from disease.

Finally, it was reported that health brigades will continue serving citizens today with the immunization of various indigenous communities.

Furthermore, the visit to the town of Mancoriari, located in Samugari district (La Mar province), is planned to vaccinate residents against COVID-19.


Published: 6/25/2021
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