Peru: Over 29 million COVID-19 vaccine doses applied

09:00 | Lima, Oct. 9.

So far, 29,106,339 doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered in Peru, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) has reported.

Out of that total, 12,450,942 were administered to second dose recipients, reaching 44% of the target population (people aged over 12).

The information above is applicable as of October 8 at 6:01 p.m. (local time) and was published on the COVID-19 Vaccination Situation Room.

According to Minsa, the target population in Peru consists of men and women over 12 years of age, that is 28,024,250 people.

Thanks to various strategies implemented by the Central Government and the regional governments, the vaccination is being conducted in a sustained manner, while the number of cases and death toll remain under control.

One of these strategies will be to vaccinate supporters of two soccer clubs —Alianza Lima and Universitario de Deportes— on October 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at their respective stadiums.

This will take place as part the "Classic of the Vacunafest" —an activity aimed at promoting the COVID-19 vaccination among supporters of the two most popular soccer clubs in the country.

Published: 10/9/2021