The president of the Council of Ministers, Violeta Bermúdez, specified that the laboratory Pfizer, with which the Peruvian Government recently signed an agreement for 20 million vaccines against COVID-19, has agreed to send these doses in the first quarter of this year, which will be added to the doses that will arrive from the coalition COVAX Facility.
“Pfizer He has also confirmed that they arrive in this first quarter. Also from COVAX Facility a group of vaccines is coming Pfizer that they have indicated to us that the first trimester would arrive. As soon as we have a detailed schedule, as is the practice of our management, we will make the population known, “he said.
During the delivery of food in Villa El Salvador, Bermúdez recalled that last Friday the president Francisco Sagasti reported the arrival in the country of a first batch of 300 thousand doses this Sunday “because the plane has already left.” “We do not want to generate false expectations, so we are transmitting the information as soon as it reaches us,” he added.
As recalled, President Sagasti recently reported that his management has closed an agreement with the laboratory Pfizer for 20 million vaccines, whose first batch, of 250 thousand doses, will arrive in the country during the month of March.
The head of state explained that until June of this year the country will have “a minimum of five million 50 thousand doses of Pfizer“. In addition, he reported that COVAX Facility will deliver to the country 117 thousand additional doses of vaccines Pfizer “during the first quarter from the end of February”, as well as 400 thousand doses from the laboratory AstraZeneca in March.
On the other hand, the head of the Cabinet called for unity in the face of eventual censorship of the Board of Directors of Congress in the midst of “a critical situation due to the pandemic” that has also generated consequences for the economy and the mental health of the population. “It is not a time of disputes, together we can better face this problem,” he said.
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