Peruvian Health Ministry Finalizes Plans to Start Vaccination Against COVID-19

Thanks to the first one million doses set to arrive in Peru this month, frontline personnel will be immunized against the pandemic, the minister explained.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Peruvian Ministry of Health (Minsa) is finalizing preparations to start —in the coming weeks— the vaccination against COVID-19, the sector's head Pilar Mazzetti has reported.

Thanks to the first one million doses set to arrive in Peru this month, frontline personnel will be immunized against the pandemic, the minister explained.

According to the high-ranking official, the first 416,000 health workers —from the public and private sectors who will receive the Sinopharm vaccines— have already been identified.

Afterwards personnel from the National Police of Peru, Armed Forces, firefighters department, Red Cross, municipal . . .

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