Peru received this Wednesday, June 2, a total of 700 thousand vaccines against coronavirus (COVID-19) from Chinese laboratory Sinopharm. This delivery represents the first of two shipments, since 300 thousand additional doses will arrive on Saturday, so that the total will be one million.
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The shipment arrived after 6 pm at the Jorge Chávez airport and was received by the Minister of Health, Óscar Ugarte, who was accompanied by the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Liang Yu. The doses were later taken to Cenares warehouses in Callao.
Tonight, a batch of 700,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine arrived in the country, which will allow the government to continue with the vaccination strategy carried out. #PongoElHombro 🇵🇪 pic.twitter.com/KDFC4VEWSU
– Ministry of Health (@Minsa_Peru) June 3, 2021
Sinopharm vaccines were the first to arrive in the country. In February of this year, a million vaccines arrived, which were destined for people who work in the health sector.
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The Minsa has reported that these doses will be used to close gaps with occupational groups, who have been left behind in the vaccination process for different reasons.
Vaccination for people over 60 years of age, with special conditions and rare or orphan diseases is carried out throughout the national territory with doses of Pfizer or Astrazanaca.
To date, Peru has signed supply agreements with Sinopharm for two million doses, with Pfizer for 32 million, with AstraZenaca for 14.04 million and with the Covax Facility for 13.2 million. The Government has announced that it hopes to immunize all adults over 60 years of age before the current administration ends.
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