Peru: Vaccination of people aged 40 and over planned to begin on July 17

Photo: ANDINA/Minsa

Photo: ANDINA/Minsa

10:37 | Lima, Jul. 1.

COVID-19 vaccination of people aged 40 and above in Lima and Callao is likely to start on July 17, Health Minister Oscar Ugarte estimated on Thursday.

According to the government official, the immunization of those aged 40 and over is planned to start a week after the vaccination in the 47-49 age group, which is scheduled to begin on July 10.

"As a preliminary estimate, (...) taking into account those aged 47-49, those in the 50-and-older age group who are still left to be vaccinated, plus the second doses for those vaccinated three weeks ago, we believe that the immunization of the people aged 40 and over will begin seven days after July 10, that is on Saturday July 17," he told local channel Latina.

In addition, at a press conference held on Wednesday, the minister affirmed that Peru will have received 19,136,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines until the end of July, an amount that includes the new batches to arrive in the South American country over the coming weeks.

He went on to say that a new batch purchased from Pfizer will be received on Thursday. It consists of 497,280 vaccines against COVID-19.

"Peru will have received 11,137,170 doses by tomorrow (today) and 19,136,100 by the end of July thanks to the batches of Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Sinopharm vaccines that are expected to come," he added.


Published: 7/1/2021
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