Vaccination against COVID-19 for the population over 60 years of age it began this week and will be carried out in two stages (in the order of 65 to 69 and 60 to 64) progressively in order to develop a better immunization process, as mentioned by the Ministry of Health (Minsa), because the number of people who will participate is higher compared to the previous age groups that were already inoculated with the two doses.

The The process began in Lima and Callao in its first phase (65 to 69 years) from May 21, and once completed, immediately, the second phase (60 to 64 years) which is scheduled to end on June 14.

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This day is part of the new Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 that began last Friday, April 16, and that has already covered people over 90, 80 and 70 years old; in addition to people with Down syndrome, patients who require hemodialysis treatment, and people who suffer from rare and orphan diseases, those with severe mental illnesses (such as autism, mental retardation, among others) and those who have received organ transplants.

As part of the new strategy, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) established a vaccination schedule and enabled the consultation web page I put my shoulder for Peru to find out when and where they will be vaccinated. It should be noted that this new strategy will reach all people over 18 years of age, Peruvian or foreign, residing in Peru, according to the schedule that enables the Minsa depending on the availability of vaccines.

What are the vaccination dates?

Vaccination from 65 to 69 years

The Minsa has scheduled the first day from Friday, May 21, in which adults over 65 to 69 years of age begin to receive the first dose of vaccines against coronavirus.

The Vice Minister of Benefits and Health Insurance of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), Bernardo Ostos, affirmed that in nine days they will end this process of inoculation of seniors from 65 to 69 years of age comprising 362 thousand citizens, so the next age group will be started immediately.

He also explained – in an interview with Canal N- that on Thursdays there will be no vaccination as has happened in other days. This, to allow a break for the brigades and, in addition, disinfection and cleaning of the vaccination centers can be carried out.

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Vaccination from 60 to 64 years

While the second day of immunization for people between the range of 60 to 64 years will begin next Monday, May 31. It is a larger population, so it will take more days to cover the application of vaccines to 441 thousand Peruvians who belong to that group.

In this sense, this second stage will be divided into two phases due to the number of citizens of the aforementioned ages who will be summoned to the vaccination process. The The first would culminate on Wednesday, June 2, and the next on Monday, June 14..

“From from May 31 to June 2 we started. From there come days of rest because they are linked to the second electoral round and we resume that on Tuesday of the following week until June 14 that we must finish the goal of having covered 441 thousand older adults in the range of 60 to 64 years “added Vice Minister Ostos Jara.

For his part, the Minister of Health, Óscar Ugarte, specified that the On Friday 4, Saturday 5, Sunday 6 and Monday 7 June, vaccination will be suspended due to the second electoral contest. According to the head of the Minsa, the programming it will not include those dates to avoid confusion.

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How do I know my date, time and immunization center?

From the past Monday, May 17, only adults over 65 to 69 years old can check their location and date of vaccination against COVID-19 entering the platform I put the shoulder. However, once the first day of this immunization process is completed, which is scheduled to end next Sunday, May 30, The data of the following group made up of citizens between the range of 60 to 64 years of age will just be enabled.

To know the date and place of immunization if your age range is between 65 and 69 years you can do it through the digital platform I put my shoulder.

To do this, you must follow the following steps:

  • Enter I put the shoulder.
  • Enter the ID number of the elderly person or another document.
  • Click on the space ‘I accept the privacy policy.
  • Ready, the information about time and place for the vaccination will appear on the screen.

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The information that the older adult has to fill in to know their date and place of vaccination against COVID-19.

What are the opening hours and what should they bring?

The time that older adults among the 65 to 69 years They will be able to go to the vaccination centers from 7 am to 4 pm They should only bring their National Identity Document (DNI) to be immunized.

The time range assignment was determined taking into account the last digit of the DNI. Thus, those who finish 0 to 1 are vaccinated from 7:00 – 8:00 am; those that end in 2 are vaccinated from 8:00 – 9:00 am; those who end in 3 are vaccinated from 9:00 – 10:00 am and so on until those who end in 9 will be vaccinated from 03:00 – 04:00 pm

What districts are included in this vaccination stage?

For this occasion, the oldest among 65 to 69 years Those who will be immunized are those who reside in Comas, Los Olivos, Independencia, San Juan de Lurigancho, La Molina, Santiago de Surco, San Martin de Porras, Miraflores, Ate, Ancón, Santa Rosa, Lurigancho Chosica, Surquillo, Carabayllo, Puente Piedra , El Agustino, Rímac, San Isidro, Santa Anita, Pueblo Libre, Chorrillos, Barranco, El Cercado and Breña.

Likewise, those who live in El Cercado, San Miguel, Magdalena del Mar, Lince, Jesús María, San Luis, La Victoria, San Borja, San Juan de Miraflores, Villa María del Triunfo, Villa El Salvador, Chaclacayo, Cieneguilla, Callao, Bellavista, La Perla, Carmen de la Legua, La Punta, Callao, Ventanilla, Mi Perú, Lurín, Pachacamac, Pucusana (House by house), San Bartolo (House by house), Punta Hermosa (House by house), Punta Negra ( House by house), Santa María del Mar (House by house).

In joint work with the Directorates of Integrated Health Networks (Diris), EsSalud, the district municipalities, the Callao Regional Health Directorate and private sector entities, the Minsa established vaccination points in stadiums, parks, sports complexes, schools , large parking lots and in public and private health establishments (clinics).

As part of efforts to provide faster and more convenient care for people over 65, they have also established ‘vaccinate’ points where the beneficiaries can go and be inoculated in their vehicles (cars and motorcycle taxis).

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What are the vaccination centers and vaccinaCar?

In the following table we detail the more than 60 vaccination centers implemented by the Minsa for this new day of immunization to adults aged 65 to 69 years that will run from May 21 to 30.

Vaccination points in downtown Lima

Get to know the four vaccinaCar and the more than 15 immunization centers authorized for Lima Centro. Hours of operation are from 7 am to 4 pm

Vaccination points in North Lima

Get to know the six vaccinaCar and the more than 10 immunization centers authorized for North Lima. Hours of operation are from 7 am to 4 pm

Vaccination points in South Lima

Get to know the four vaccinaCar and the more than 15 immunization centers set up for South Lima. Hours of operation are from 7 am to 4 pm

Vaccination points in East Lima

Learn about the five vaccinaCar and the more than 5 immunization centers enabled for East Lima. Hours of operation are from 7 am to 4 pm

Vaccination points in Callao

Get to know the two vaccinaCars and the more than 5 immunization centers authorized for North Lima. Hours of operation are from 7 am to 4 pm

What days will you not be vaccinated?

The Minsa plans to complete the vaccination of the entire population between 60 and 69 years old on June 14. However, he detailed that every Thursday will not be vaccinated so that that day the brigades can rest and the respective cleaning of the immunization points can be carried out.

Also, On Friday 4, Saturday 5, Sunday 6 and Monday 7 June the vaccination against the coronavirus will be suspended throughout the country Due to the second round of the 2021 General Elections, which will take place on Sunday, June 6, since many of the immunization centers are used as polling stations. According to the Minister of Health, Óscar Ugarte, the schedule will not include those dates to avoid confusion.

Will older adults be able to mobilize on Sundays?

As an exceptional measure, older adults who should be immunized on days Sundays, they will be able to travel to their vaccination centers without any problem. Recall that the Government ordered this measure regardless of the alert level (extreme, very high, high and moderate) for COVID-19.

In the case of being a province rated at an extreme level where social immobilization is observed all day Sunday, the Minsa He indicated that he has carried out the coordination in order to allow the mobilization of the elderly and a companion in private vehicles.

The only Requirement will be to show the National Identity Document (DNI), certifying that you are over 65 years old; while his companion must also identify himself.

On the other hand, the health personnel who participate in the vaccination process You must take out your corresponding permit and show it together with your ID for free movement.

What to do if I live far away, have a disability or cannot go to my vaccination center?

In case you have problems to physically move, you have some kind of disability or your vaccination place is far from your home, the Minsa has enabled the Line 113 Health Y 117 of EsSalud to guide you and program your attention.

You should only contact these numbers in case you have questions or problems to approach your vaccination center.

Can foreigners get vaccinated?

Older foreigners between the range of 65 to 69 years who reside in Metropolitan Lima and Callao They can also go to the nearest point of their home carrying their identification document.

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