Over 18 years of age can receive the third dose if more than 5 months have passed since their vaccination

The Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, announced that starting tomorrow, Friday, November 26, people over 18 years of age will be able to receive the third booster dose against the coronavirus (COVID-19) if more than 5 months have passed since who received their first two vaccinations.

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In dialogue with the press outside the Government Palace, the cabinet member explained that they have the stock of vaccines to face this new process of applying the third booster dose.

They will be able to apply the third doses, from the age of 18, those who have more than five months of having applied it (the first two doses)”, He expressed.

All vaccination throughout the country is open to all those over 18 years of age who have been vaccinated for more than five months. We have all the necessary vaccines and we want to protect the greatest number of citizens”He added.

Currently, the Government is applying the third dose against COVID-19 to health professionals and workers who are on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic, as well as to older adults with more than six months of having received your first two doses.

This Thursday, the Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Diseases (CDC), an entity of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), launched an epidemiological alert to public and private health facilities due to the increase in cases and hospitalized by COVID-19 in different regions of Peru.

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