COVID-19: When would you start vaccinating older adults between the ages of 60 and 64?

Lima, May 19, 2021Updated on 05/19/2021 03:18 pm

From this Friday, May 21, adults over 65 to 69 years of age will begin to receive the vaccine against him coronavirus. It is about 1,035,000 more people who will be inoculated with the first dose. Therefore the Ministry of Health (Minsa) updated the vaccination registry and already has a tentative date for the vaccination of the next group to begin.

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Gustavo Rosell, Deputy Minister of Public Health of the Minsa, confirmed during an interview with América Noticias that the vaccination of the group of adults aged 60 to 64 years would begin on Monday, May 31, with what 1′240.000 people would be vaccinated, thus completing the entire elderly population.

“Not necessarily [partir en dos el proceso de vacunación es porque tardará más la jornada]. For 65 to 69 years we are waiting nine days. The issue is that every time we go down, the population is greater. Remember that over 70 years it was one million 300 thousand, and now there are 2 million 300 thousand nationwide. While we are going down, the population is increasing “, said the vice minister to América Noticias.

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For this purpose, 13 vaccination centers have been set up in addition to those already in the capital. In addition, in the 43 districts of Metropolitan Lima and 7 of Callao there will be at least one vaccination point where the elderly can be cared for. And points of ‘vaccinate‘so that citizens can be inoculated directly into their vehicles.

How do you know if you should already get vaccinated?

As is known, the Government has enabled a platform called I put my shoulder for Peru so that all citizens can check if they are in the registry and if they are in the current vaccination group. If the latter is the case, the page will provide additional information such as the place, date and time of the appointment to receive the first dose.

Follow this step by step:

  1. Enter the page https://consultas.pongoelhombro.gob.pe/#/ from a computer, cell phone or tablet.
  2. Once inside the platform, choose the type of identity document (DNI, passport, immigration card or Temporary Permit of Permanence-PTP).
  3. In the next field, enter the number corresponding to the document you chose.
  4. Click on the “I accept the privacy policy” space and press the blue button where it says “Continue”.

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If the querent is within the age group that is being vaccinated, the information will appear with the name of the person, date, range of hours and the corresponding vaccination point. additionally, the page helps citizens to find the location of vaccination centers with Google Maps, for greater precision. This information can be saved or printed.

In the event that the older adult, despite being in the corresponding age group (for example, between 65 and 69 years old), does not appear on the Minsa register or does not attend within the range of hours and dates programmed, they can always go to the vaccination site closest to where you live.

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