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Vaccine against COVID-19: this will be the care in vaccinations during Christmas and New Year

Lima, December 21, 2021Updated on 12/21/2021 01:18 pm

The director of Immunizations of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), Gabriela Jiménez, reported that during the Christmas and New Year holidays the vaccination points against the coronavirus (COVID-19) will continue to serve citizens who have pending their first and second dose; in addition to your booster dose.

This announcement had already been made known by the Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, last Monday; However, the Minsa official advanced some details of this measure such as that the days December 24 and 31, the vaccination centers will attend until noon; while on December 25 and January 1 only some vaccination points will be enabled Due to the fact that during those dates the influx of people is expected to be reduced.

“The 24 we will attend noon, the same on 31 and 25 and 1 we will have vaccination centers that will be active. We will be informing what they are. We will definitely not attend at all because the influx will decrease [de personas] because they will be devoted to the gathering of the home. We will publish the vaccination centers that will be enabled in the coming days, explained in an interview with Canal N.

Since Friday, November 26, the third dose of the vaccine, or booster dose, against the COVID-19 to all persons 18 years of age and older who received their second dose three months ago. Minister Cevallos explained that this measure is given in the face of the 12 confirmed cases of the omicron variant in the country.

The Minsa reported that until this Tuesday, December 21, the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose amounts to 24,238,185. Meanwhile, the total of citizens vaccinated with two doses is 21’017,734, until 6 am today.

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