President: Over 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

01:00 | Lima, Jul. 16.

The President of the Republic Francisco Sagasti stressed that more than 10 million vaccine doses have been applied nationwide in the immunization process against COVID-19.

"I share my joy, excitement, and gratitude to those who made getting the vaccines and their application possible. Your effort is rewarded with this figure, which fills us with confidence and hope," he wrote on Twitter.

In response, Health Minister Oscar Ugarte affirmed that this outcome is part of the efforts by the Transition and Emergency Government and the teams deployed nationwide to immunize our fellow citizens.

According to the Ministry of Health (Minsa), 10,064,280 doses have been so far administered in the South American country.

Vaccination is being carried out nationwide by nurses, doctors and nursing technicians hired by the Regional Health Directorates of the country's 24 regions, the Directorates of Integrated Health Networks run by Minsa, the Social Health Insurance Service (EsSalud), the health services of the Armed Forces and National Police of Peru, as well as private companies, among others.

In addition, it relies on the support of the Legacy Project run by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Of the total number of vaccines administered in Peru, these were produced by Pfizer, Sinopharm, and AstraZeneca, which are deemed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as three of the most effective brands against COVID-19.

Arrival of Pfizer vaccines

Moreover, a new batch of 281,970 doses of COVID-19 doses from Pfizer arrived in Peru on Thursday evening.

This delivery will enable the State to continue maintaining the good vaccination rate nationwide.
The latest shipment is part of the 9 million doses to be received by the South American country this month.

It must be noted that access to vaccines is free and subject to the immunization plan crafted by Minsa.


Published: 7/16/2021
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