Vaccine against COVID-19: more than two million 341 thousand have already been immunized

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that until this Wednesday, May 26, the number of people vaccinated against the COVID-19 with at least one dose it amounts to 2,341,388. Citizens immunized with two doses is 1,032,853 as of 6 am today.

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So far, Peru has received one million vaccines from Sinopharm, three million 195 thousand doses from Pfizer and about 400 thousand from the Covax Facility mechanism (from AstraZeneca and Pfizer). All of these apply to health personnel, the elderly, members of the National Police, Armed Forces and Firefighters, included in the first phase of the National Vaccination Plan.

Both the Sinopharm, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines must be given in two doses to immunize a person against COVID-19.

The vaccination process in Peru began Tuesday February 9 in the main health centers in Lima and Callao.

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A digital tool implemented by the Minsa allows access to information on the progress of vaccination. You just have to click HERE to check the number of people vaccinated with both doses or just one.

New vaccination plan

The Government established that on April 16 a new vaccination plan against COVID-19 begins, with the aim of first immunizing adults over 80 years old from Metropolitan Lima and Callao. This campaign was carried out until the 25th of that month in 11 immunization centers distributed in 22 districts of the capital.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) is currently developing a new vaccination session against COVID-19 in people over 60 years of age in the districts of Lima and Callao, to attend more than 50 vaccination centers.

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To do this, the Executive implemented the Pongo el Hombro platform, so that people can know the place, the date and the time when they will be vaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Minister of Health, Óscar Ugarte, pointed out that the elderly who cannot travel to their immunization centers have the option of calling Line 113 for a brigade to come to their home and apply the doses.

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