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COVID-19: vaccination schedule will be extended until 10:00 pm to reach 80% population coverage

Lima, December 29, 2021Updated on 12/29/2021 10:20 am

Gabriela Jiménez, Head of Immunizations of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), announced that the vaccination schedule against COVID-19 It will be extended until 10:00 pm, with the aim of reaching 80% coverage of the vaccinated population before the end of 2021. To date, the brigades have been serving citizens from 7:00 am to 7:00 am p.m

A latest report from the Ministry of Health detailed that Peru has reached 77% of the target population immunized with the two doses so far today. In this regard, the official explained that the measure of Extension of hours of attention in vaccinations will be observed both in Lima and in the main cities of the various regions of the country. He indicated that more details of this action will be reported in the next few hours.

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Jiménez emphasized that the last days of the year that remain are key for the vaccination brigades because the estimated goal of complete immunizations can be reached.

“We are executing a plan at the national level to make it happen. We need to continue vaccinating intensively on the 29th, 30th and 31st; also considering that we have three days in which we could assume the three percentage points that we are missing and therefore also communicate that for Metropolitan Lima and the entire national territory we are extending the opening hours in such a way that the population has access [a la vacunación] Shortly through the Communications office we will send information in this regard “, he indicated.

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“Yesterday we made bilateral agreements with all regions at the national level and especially in district capitals. We will be vaccinating until 10 at night, and if there is a population that arrives after 10, it will also be attended. The decision that has to do with Metropolitan Lima will be communicated shortly “added.

The representative of the Minsa affirmed that there are enough vaccines for the normal development of the immunization sessions. “We also have to guarantee that all vaccination centers are open. We ask that you go to get vaccinated. We have enough vaccines available “, he limited.

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