February 08, 21 - 1:48 pm - LABS

Peruvian Ministry of Health receives COVID-19 shots and set National Immunization Program

Peruvian Ministry of Health approved on Monday the COVID-19 immunization program. This first phase includes the vaccination of health personnel who are in the first line of care for patients with COVID-19.

Vaccination will start in Lima and El Callao on Tuesday. Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti said in a radio interview that the interim President of Peru, Francisco Sagasti, will be the first one to be vaccinated. Peruvian health authorities confirmed the arrival of the first batch of 300,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm‘s vaccine on Sunday.