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Question of the day: What changes start tomorrow regarding vaccination?

Lima, December 9, 2021Updated on 12/09/2021 06:04 pm

After ten months since the vaccination process against the COVID-19 in Peru, yesterday 70% of the target population was reached, aged 12 years and over, protected with the two doses.

LOOK: Mandatory vaccination card and the keys to the rules that change from this Friday, December 10

More than 19,490,513 people are vaccinated, with an average of 270 thousand doses applied per day.

Although it is an important advance, it is necessary to continue with the process because the gap of unvaccinated is still of more than 8 million people without any dose and 5 and a half million of those who only have one vaccine. In both cases, it is a population vulnerable to becoming infected and transmitting the virus.

To this is added that the WHO has confirmed that the duration of the immunity of the vaccine is six months after you have received the second vaccine (or the single dose in the case of the Janssen vaccine). This world body has also pointed out that in the pandemic advances at two speeds: that of those vaccinated that can be reinfected and that present moderate symptoms; and of those that were not vaccinated and that represent el 80% and 90% of the sick with serious infections, hospitalizations and deaths.

It is in this context that as of tomorrow, Friday, December 10, It will be mandatory to present the vaccination card, with the two vaccines, to enter closed public spaces.

As reported by the Minsa, the objective is to avoid an increase in infections due to the end of the year celebrations and to protect the population from the possible arrival of the Omicron variant.

To access the digital version and the QR you can enter https://gis.minsa.gob.pe/CarneVacunacion/ and place the personal data (ID, date of birth and date of issue) or in the application ‘vaccination card’ in the Play Store.

People who were vaccinated abroad can present the card that was given to them in that country or the QR of that document.

The vaccination card will also be a requirement for make interprovincial trips via air or land transportation, work in person (only for work centers with more than 10 workers), to perform delivery services and for drivers and collectors of the public service. Only in the case of travel, passengers can present a negative molecular test with a result date of no more than 72 hours before boarding.

The idea is that the vaccination card is as necessary as the DNI.

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