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COVID-19 in Peru: from today those over the age of 18 can get a third booster dose

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Vaccination Center. Photo: Andina.

Vaccines for all. People above the age of 18 years can get their booster dose against COVID-19, as announced by the head of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), Hernando Sevalos. The only requirement is to receive your second dose more than five months before.

According to their statements, from today, Friday, November 26, all people of legal age will be able to contact the vaccination centers for the third dose vaccination against the corona virus.

“It will be possible to apply the third dose from the age of 18, who have more than five months to apply it. Will be from tomorrow. We have all the necessary vaccines”, said the representative of the executive committee.

so far, only Healthcare workers, firefighters and adults over the age of 60 were authorized to receive a booster dose. This announcement interrupts Increase in cases and hospitalizations due to the new coronavirus.

According to an alert from the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Disease (CDC), there has been a 19% (6,291) increase in cases in Epidemiological Week 45 compared to Week 43 (5,811).

The assessment, according to the risk classification (cases and hospitalization) of COVID-19, specifies that eight regions (in eleven provinces) are located at high risk levels: Ancash (Santa), Ayacucho (Huamanga), Huancavelica (Huancavelica), Junín (Concepción), La Libertad (Chapén), Piura (Piura, Sechura and Talara), Tacna (Tacna) and Tumbes (Tumbes and Zarumilla).

Vaccines implemented in Peru to date

Peru has so far implemented 40 million 540,762 doses of vaccine against COVID-19, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported in its daily report today. Of that total, 22 million correspond to the first dose of 251,994; 17 million 759,529 people were immunized with two doses; And 529,239 already has a third dose.

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The health authority specified in its daily report that the application of the second dose represents an advance of 63% of the target population, which are men and women over the age of 12, a total of 28 million 24,250 people.

Daily reports of infected and deaths

Minsa said that in the last 24 hours, 897 positive cases of Kovid-19 have been reported in the country and 16 people have died due to this disease. According to information received from the Kovid-19 Situation Room updated on 24 November, 97 people have overcome the disease and were discharged on the last day.

Since the pandemic began at 10:00 last night, COVID-19 samples have been processed for 20 million 109,465 people, 2 million 229,741 confirmed positive cases and 17 million 879,724 negative cases.

hospitalized and discharged

Minasa, on the other hand, reported that so far there are 3,177 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, of whom 929 are in intensive care units (ICUs) with mechanical ventilation.

Out of the total confirmed cases, 2 million 210,240 people completed their period of home isolation or were discharged from the health facility.

The Minasa reports that, so far, COVID-19 has caused 200,987 civilian deaths in the country and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family members in this time of pain.

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