The Ministry of Health (Minsa) confirmed the thirteenth vaccinefest this weekend, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December, in Metropolitan Lima and Callao. The new 36-hour uninterrupted shift will continue to immunize against the COVID-19, to people of legal age and to adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age, in addition, the booster doses will be applied to citizens aged 18 and over.
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The event has been named Christmas Vaccination with a view to the celebrations for Christmas and New Years. With the campaign “Vaccines give us hope”, the Health sector seeks to mobilize the population to go to vaccination centers or to interventions through the strategy ‘We are going to meet you’ for their first, second, or booster doses of the vaccine against COVID-19.
For this weekend, the immunization points will be set with the Christmas theme, where people can go to the vaccination centers Metropolitan Lima and Callao wearing Christmas outfits or accessories throughout the month of December, and participate in the contest that consists of publishing photos or videos on their social networks accompanied with the hashtag # VacúnatePorTu2022, # VacunaFestNavideño and #LasVacunasNosDanEsperanza.
These vaccination strategies are given within the framework of the closing the vaccination gaps against COVID-19, whose objective is to reach 80% of the protected population with two doses.
Gustavo Rosell De Almeida, Vice Minister of Public Health, recalled that the national vaccination plan contemplates the inoculation of 28 million Peruvians and foreigners living in the country, of which 22 million 600 thousand have received the first dose and 18 million 800 thousand the second dose. “I think that in these three weeks we are going to have quite adequate figures, but we also insist; the third dose is important and many people have come here for their third dose “, he remarked.
In addition, this strategy is carried out within the framework of restrictive measures to prevent the increase in cases or the possibility that the Omicron variant in the country, regarding which the Government established that from December 10, those over 18 years of age who wish to enter closed spaces will have to present their physical or virtual card that proves they have completed their vaccination against COVID-19.
Likewise, those who make interprovincial trips (land or air) must also show their vaccination card with both doses or a negative molecular test no longer than 72 hours.
Who can be vaccinated?
For over 18 years
People over 18 years Those who go to be vaccinated must carry their ID, double mask or a KN95 and optionally with a face shield. Those who attend for their second dose must carry the card received in the first vaccination.
For teens 12 to 17 years old
In the case of minors from 12 to 17 years old, adolescents must go to be vaccinated in the company of an adult to sign the informed consent.
The adults 18 and over They can now go to vaccination centers and health establishments for the inoculation of the booster dose, if more than 5 months have passed since they received their first two vaccinations. In the case of citizens immunized outside of Peru, they should approach vaccination centers showing their card issued abroad.
What other groups are you vaccinating?
Among the people also summoned for the edition twelfth of the Vaccine Festival of this weekend (Saturday 4 and Sunday 5) also appear:
- First and second doses
- 1st and 2nd dose of laggard population.
- Pregnant women from 12 weeks.
- Teachers of the Ministry of Education.
- Type III obesity (BMI greater than or equal to 40) From the age of 12
- Type I and type II diabetes (from the age of 12)
- Severe mental and neurodevelopmental disorder.
- Cancer patients (from 12 years old)
- People with Down syndrome (from the age of 12)
- Adolescents with rare and orphan diseases.
About 30 points have been implemented that will serve uninterruptedly, even at dawn in Lima and Callao. Six work as vaccinations, that is, citizens can go with their private vehicles, taxis or other mobile units. Here the list:
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