Today, Monday, June 28, the coronavirus vaccination process begins (COVID-19) to adults aged 56 and 57 in Metropolitan Lima and Callao.
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The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that people in this age group can enter their data (ID, passport or immigration card) to the Pongo el Hombro platform to know the date, time and place where they should be immunized.
In a statement, the Minsa detailed that more than 60 vaccination centers have been set up in the capital to immunize a total of 208,309 citizens that make up that age group.
As part of the measures to provide faster and more comfortable care for the elderly, vaccinations have also been implemented, where people can go and be inoculated in their vehicles (cars and motorcycle taxis). This includes two vaccinations in the Costa Verde beach circuit, in Chorrillos and Magdalena del Mar.
Gabriela Jiménez, director of Immunizations of the Minsa, asked public and private entities to provide facilities to workers of said age group so they can go to the center of vaccination on the date they are scheduled.
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He recalled that said age group, being active and having their vaccination during working days, requires permission to be vaccinated.
In addition, the official explained that, in parallel, in the same vaccination points the application of the second doses against the COVID-19 to those between 60 and 64 years of age.
In regions such as Tacna and Arequipa, vaccination for people over 50 years of age is already being developed.
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Brigades from the four Integrated Health Directorates (Diris) of the Minsa, Diresa del Callao, Essalud, Sisol and the health services of the Armed Forces and Police work in Metropolitan Lima and Callao.
So far in the process of vaccination -started in February- Peru has applied more than seven million doses of vaccines against COVID-19.
The Minister of Health, Óscar Ugarte, said days ago that the Minsa plans to vaccinate all 50-year-olds, even with two doses, by the end of next July.
#PongoElHombro ?? | Today begins the vaccination against COVID-19 for people aged 56 and 57 in Metropolitan Lima and Callao.
✅ Know your date, time and vaccination center by going to https://t.co/FMfPvIH3kQ
✅ Remember to present your ID and use a double mask. pic.twitter.com/9SjjRKvWkG
– Ministry of Health (@Minsa_Peru) June 28, 2021
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