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Vaccination against COVID-19 continues this weekend for children, adolescents and adults

This Saturday, February 26, and tomorrow, Sunday, February 27, special sessions will be held to inoculate all children from 5 to 11 years of age, with or without comorbidities, in first and second doses. In parallel, minors will be inoculated in Metropolitan Lima and Callao, and the population over 18 years of age.

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The vaccination day this weekend will continue to take place, after the resignation of Gabriela Jiménez, who decided to leave the Immunization Headquarters of the Ministry of Health (Minsa).

“The Ministry of Health with continuous changes not only of ministers affected the technical and functional structure of the Immunization Directorate –4 changes of Directors in one year – and with refusal to take on challenges after the message ‘You can’t do it alone in a Transitional Government’; However, after receiving the support of our family and close friends, we decided to take on the challenge.I still remember day one of vaccination: two 100-year-olds from San Juan de Lurigancho and our first organizational meetings with regional teams”he indicated in his resignation letter.

“Vaccination Carnival”

The Minsa reported that this weekend the “Vaccination Carnival” at specific points in central, eastern and northern Lima. It should be noted that this campaign is only to reinforce the application of third doses in the different age ranges that correspond to them.

Below is the schedule at each point:

Saturday

10:00 – 1:00 pm Comprehensive Center for the Elderly – La Molina

12:00 – 3:00 pm Manuel Bonilla – Miraflores

02:00 – 4:00 pm Ollantaytambo – Tie

Sunday

10:00 – 1:00 pm Legends Park – San Miguel

02:00 – 4:00 pm Cesar Vallejo University – Los Olivos

Vaccination Carnival

Warma vaccine for children from 5 to 11 years old

At the same time, first and second pediatric doses will also be applied from 7 am to 9 pm (Saturday 26) and from 7 am to 7 pm (Sunday 27) in certain places (see graphic).

Vaccination center available from 07:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday and from 07:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sunday.
Vaccination center available from 07:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday and from 07:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sunday.

Will they continue applying first doses after announcing “prioritizing second doses” in children?

On February 18, the Deputy Minister of Health, Gustavo Rosell, responded to the reports of a shortage of vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 years in some vaccination centers in Lima and Callao; In addition, he explained the announced “prioritization of the second dose” indicated by the Minsa.

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In some places the first dose was not being given, that is why the disposition has been made to all the vaccination centers so that the first and second doses are continued”, specified Vice Minister Rosell during the arrival of 624,000 new pediatric doses.

Rosell took the opportunity to urge parents to attend the vaccinations this weekend with their children aged 5 to 11, so that they can be vaccinated against the COVID-19.

Vaccination for adults over 12 years of age

Simultaneously, today Saturday the 26th, a vaccination day will be held for the rest of the age groups from 7 am to 9 pm and, tomorrow, Sunday the 27th, it will be attended from 7 am to 7 pm in Lima and Callao.

However, the Minsa warned that in some vaccination centers in the capital and Callao the attention will be during normal hours, that is, until 4:00 p.m. On this link can know where they are.

Who can be vaccinated?

For children from 5 to 11 years old

The Ministry of Health reported that girls and boys from 5 to 11 years old, with or without comorbidities, can be inoculated against COVID-19. They must attend with a parent or guardian.

For over 18 years

People over 18 years of age who come to be vaccinated must bring their ID, double mask or a KN95 and optionally with a face shield. Those who attend for their second dose must bring the card received in the first vaccination.

For teens ages 12-17

In the case of minors between 12 and 17 years of age, adolescents must go to be vaccinated in the company of an adult so that they sign the informed consent.

third dose

Adults 18 and over can now go to vaccination centers and health establishments for the booster dose inoculation, if more than 3 months have passed since they received their first two vaccines. In the case of citizens immunized outside of Peru, they must approach vaccination centers showing their card issued abroad.

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