Lima, 26 July 2021Updated on 07/26/2021 04:55 PM
Minister of Health Oscar Ugarte, announced that Peru will receive this week more than one million and 100 thousand doses of the vaccine against it COVID-19 from Pfizer. He explained that this delivery will be in two parts, the first will arrive on Monday and the other will be on Friday, July 30.
He explained in statements to Peruvian TV that these doses will be used for the new government, which will assume its duties on Wednesday, July 28. Vaccination process can continue all over the country without any delay or delay.
“Vaccination is an extended method that allows access, it must be decided by the authorities, today 990,000 Pfizer arrive, so in the case of Lima and the rest of the regions they will have the vaccines. In the thirty, it reaches 100 thousand doses and more, in total there are more than one million and 100 thousand doses of Pfizer. So there are enough, there have been some skepticism on the part of some people, and the truth is that everything is being pushed.”, He said.
With that in mind, he stressed, Francisco Sagaste’s government was able to fulfill the commitment it made to the country to vaccinate 4.5 million Peruvians in two doses before the day of the leadership change. In addition, it was revealed last Saturday More than 380,000 people across the country were vaccinated in just 24 hours.
“The vaccination was successful, until last night it was 353 thousand, that is, we have exceeded the goal that seems important to us, Part of the vaccination has not yet entered, we are happy to exceed the goal, We have passed 12 million applications. With the second dose, we’ve already crossed 4.5 million which is the target before July 28. We will definitely expand this goal.” He said.
“On Saturday we achieved a record of 380,000 doses across the country, vaccination is a 36-hour target and 353,000 were vaccinated in Lima and Callao. But the national vaccination record on a daily basis was given on Saturday, it was 250 thousand per day, but on Saturday The record was broken: 380,000 people were vaccinated across the country. We bypassed the calculations, ” added.
Regarding stopping the vaccination process, Minister Ugarte assured that this will only happen on Monday, as the process will start tomorrow. It will resume normally. He specified that those who were scheduled for today could approach to receive their dose without a problem.