will allow the State to immunize half a million citizens, and the priority will be given to healthcare personnel nationwide,
reported on Thursday.
While supervising the freezer rooms
, where vaccines will be stored in Callao region, the high-ranking official explained that there is a prioritized list of groups of people who will be immunized before others.
"There is a list that is being modified based on how the doses are presented. The top priority is the health personnel; therefore, half a million citizens, who work in the health sector in the country's subsystems, will be vaccinated," she expressed.
If within this first group, there are people who do not get vaccinated for some reason and their doses are available, these will be allocated to the second priority group made up of armed forces and police members.
Dr. Mazzetti affirmed that the personnel in charge of vaccination can also bring the COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens who are not able to leave the places where they reside.
Finally, the Health minister explained that an exact date for the arrival of Sinopharm vaccines cannot yet be announced. However, she stressed that the contract signed with the Peruvian Government indicates it will be in January.