“The voting tables serve us for vaccination and, later, for voting in April. The same organization will be used in both cases, through the ONPE registries ”, he explained. (Find out more here )
He explained that the vaccination-voting location will be close to the houses and there will only be one table per classroom, where a maximum of 300 people will be served. “The second adjoining classroom is not used, the idea is that the vaccination is ordered,” he remarked.
Before the Health Commission of the Congress of the Republic, Mazzetti indicated that the Ministry of Health coordinates with the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) to implement 17,000 premises and 80,000 tables where vaccines will be applied.
The Minister of Health, Pilar Mazzetti, announced that the system that will be applied to vaccinate people against the coronavirus (COVID-19) will be similar to that of an electoral vote, but that the supply of the doses will be before the General Elections, scheduled for April 11, 2021.
Minsa announced that the COVID-19 vaccine application system will be similar to that of an electoral process
It also specifies that the Minsa must pay an advance of US $ 19.8 million. “The payment of each batch is a condition for the supply of each future batch,” states the document published by the Health sector. (Find out more here )
“In total, the 9.9 million requested will have a total consideration of US $ 118.8 million. All prices exclude taxes and include main transportation. The parties will agree on the terms of delivery in the final agreement, ”the document reads.
This is stated in the Binding Terms and Conditions – Pfizer and BioNTech for the purchase of the vaccine against COVID-19, which was made public by the Minsa, as established by Emergency Decree No. 110-2020 that facilitates and guarantees the acquisition of doses for our country. The standard indicates that the corresponding contracts, agreements and / or agreements must be public.
In order to obtain and secure 9.9 million doses of the vaccine against the new coronavirus (COVID-19) from the company Pfizer, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) committed to disburse a total amount of US $ 118.8 million to the American pharmaceutical company and its German partner BioNTech.
COVID-19 vaccine: Minsa will pay US $ 118.8 million for the 9.9 million doses from Pfizer
A seroprevalence study seeks to identify people who have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the COVID-19 disease. To do this, field work is carried out through tests. These are carried out on representative samples of people and, on that basis, the results obtained are projected to the entire population under study. (Find out more here )
Mazzetti released the statistics this afternoon during his presentation at the Health and Population Commission of the Congress of the Republic. He also stressed that 65% of Lima residents are still susceptible to contracting the disease and announced that the results in the provinces will be known on December 20.
This figure is almost 10 percentage points higher than that obtained in the first study of this type, carried out at the beginning of July, when it was determined that only 25.3% of inhabitants (2.7 million people) had suffered the illness.
The Minister of Health, Pilar Mazzetti, pointed out that 35% of the population of Metropolitan Lima have already contracted COVID-19, according to the preliminary results of the latest seroprevalence study carried out in the capital.
Minsa: 35% of the population of Metropolitan Lima has already had COVID-19
“Johnson & Johnson has wanted to develop its trials in our country because they are aware of the characteristics of our population and the behavior that the disease has had in our country. The trial seeks to include people who are at risk of severe forms of COVID to achieve representativeness and demonstrate that this vaccine is effective for everyone, “he remarked. (Find out more here )
“This study will enroll about 3,500 Peruvian volunteers, we are looking for volunteers over 40 who are healthy people or with controlled chronic comorbidities, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, obesity, with a history of smoking . in principle they are people who are more at risk of developing severe forms if they are infected with the virus, “he told TV Peru.
The principal director of the Ensemble study of the World Network for the Prevention of COVID-19, Dr. Jorge Gallardo, reported that for the clinical trials in Lima of the candidate for the coronavirus vaccine from the Johnson & Johnson firm, 3,500 volunteers are required, among healthy people and those with comorbidities.
Johnson & Johnson requires nearly 3,500 volunteers for clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate
Faced with this scenario, the plan establishes eight strategic objectives to avoid an abrupt increase in cases and deaths from COVID-19 such as those observed in the first wave. (Find out more here )
During a presentation to the Health Commission of the Congress of the Republic, the sector minister, Pilar Mazzetti, announced that in Metropolitan Lima only 35% of the population had contracted the disease.
According to the document, the real magnitude of a regrowth will depend on the proportion of people still susceptible to the disease, which would be known from the results of seroprevalence studies carried out in all regions.
An eventual second wave of coronavirus in the country could occur in the coming months and would cause between 14,060 and 19,785 new deaths. This is one of the main estimates included in the “Preparedness and Response Plan for a possible second pandemic wave due to COVID-19 in Peru” published by the Ministry of Health (Minsa).
What will be the strategies that the Minsa will adopt in the face of a second wave of COVID-19?
For the head of the ONPE, the increase in premises will help prevent them from becoming sources of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. (Find out more here )
Corvetto invited other public and private institutions to provide their infrastructure because “not only the bicentennial election” will take place there, but also “support for the vaccination days that the Ministry of Health has been leading.”
“These premises, which we are multiplying [de 5.300 a 16.000]They will also be vaccination venues, which implies that citizens will be able to choose within the province and region which is the closest place to vote and get vaccinated, ”he explained in an interview with RPP TV.
The head of the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE), Piero Corvetto, reported this Wednesday that the voting premises of the 2021 General Elections will be used for vaccination against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
ONPE confirmed that polling places will be used for vaccination against COVID-19