The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that as of Wednesday, October 12, the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose amounts to 26,824,302. Meanwhile, the total number of citizens vaccinated with two doses is 25,735,504 until 6:00 a.m.
Likewise, the number of citizens who received the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine amounts to 20,792,839. While with the fourth dose, 5,243,989 inoculated people are reported.
So far, Peru has received more than 26 million vaccines from Sinopharm, more than 49 million from Pfizer, more than 10 million from AstraZeneca, and more than four million from Moderna. All of these are applied according to the programming by age groups established by the Government after prioritizing health personnel, older adults and members of the National Police, Armed Forces and Firefighters.
Both the Sinopharm, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines must be given in two doses to vaccinate a person against COVID-19.
The vaccination process in Peru began on February 9, 2021, in the main health centers in Lima and Callao. A digital tool implemented by the Minsa allows access to information on the progress of the dose application. You just have to click HERE to check the number of people vaccinated with both doses or with only one.
New vaccination plan
The Government established that a new vaccination plan against COVID-19 will begin on April 16, 2021, with the aim of vaccinating older adults first.
To do this, the Executive implemented the Pongo el Hombro platform, so that people can find out the location, date and time they will be vaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
From September 25, 2022, children under 5 years of age are vaccinated (from 6 months to 4 years with 11 months and older). For this population group, inoculation was implemented in the regions as of Monday, September 26.
To date, the third dose is given to people 12 and older. The fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is also applied to people over 18 years of age.