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Peru: PM urges population to complete three vaccination doses against COVID-19

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Council of Ministers

13:18 | Lima, Dec. 23.

Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez on Thursday called on the population to receive the three doses of the vaccine against coronavirus due to the increase in Omicron variant cases in Peru.

After receiving the booster dose at Juan Pablo II (John Paul II) Maternal and Child Center in Lima's Villa El Salvador district, the Cabinet chief asserted that vaccines are currently available and indicated that authorities should lead by example, which means getting vaccinated.

"Omicron variant infections have risen in a couple of days. Today, the Health Ministry reported 47 cases, and this (figure) will increase because it is a highly contagious variant," Vasquez expressed.

"Thus, the best we can do is to get vaccinated, complete our doses; at this moment, there are vaccines available, and we see that there is a very important effort by health sector staff to which we must reciprocate," she added.

The Cabinet chief affirmed that the booster vaccine (third dose) is extremely important for people to be able to protect themselves from the Omicron variant.

"I go to get vaccinated as a sign of what we, authorities, have to do, (which is to) set the example that we must fight this pandemic, and that means completing the vaccine cycle," she remarked.

(END) GSR/CVC/MVB

Published: 12/23/2021
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