The President of the Republic Francisco Sagasti announced that vaccination against COVID-19 will begin in February and assured that the Government undertakes efforts so that Sinopharm vaccines arrive in Peru soon.
The top official confirmed that the first contract for 1 million vaccines to be delivered is in order, adding that two contracts for the provision of 500,000 plus 1.5 million doses in February and March, respectively, have been sent to Sinopharm.
Private sector support
Afterwards, the statesman thanked the generous contribution of Peru's private sector for the transfer of the first batch of vaccines by hiring an international logistics company to bring the doses to the South American country safely and quickly.
He also argued that this team includes officials from the Ministries of Health, Economy, the Social Health Insurance System (EsSalud), regional governments, the Armed Forces, the National Police of Peru, as well as private organizations (companies and guilds), civil society groups, and the Comptroller General's Office.
Vaccination kit ready
This plan will be supervised by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers with the collaboration of participants from the private sector.
"I will lend the shoulder to show you that the vaccine is the only alternative we have to defeat COVID-19. I am a man of science, I believe in the advances of mankind, and I will be one of the first (citizens) to be vaccinated," he emphasized.