Auza admits that after the approval of DS 4641, vaccination has increased, giving 75,000 doses per day

The Minister of Health and Sports, Jeyson Auza, confirmed on Monday evening that vaccination against Covid-19 has increased since the adoption of Supreme Decree 4641, more than 75 thousand doses are administered per day in the national territory.

“For the past few weeks we’ve been exceeding 75,000 doses per day, making the virus less likely to find a host and create new variants,” he added during the epidemiological report on the pandemic.

The agency recognized that the vaccinations were low range prior to enactment. “We had a vaccination station in the cable car where between 80 and 100 doses were given on a Sunday, and 5000 were placed yesterday,” he added.

Extended Immunization Program (PAI) director Max Enríquez said the amount of daily vaccinations before enactment at the national level was between 15,000 and 20,000 doses.

Auza repeated that while the vaccine does not prevent people from becoming infected with the virus, it “prepares the body optimally to face the disease” and thus does not reach the intensive care unit.

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He emphasized that so far 68.6% of the population had already received the first vaccination dose and 59.6% of the vaccinable population had already received the full dose.

Supreme Decree 4641 states that the Covid-19 vaccination card is an official national document. It must be presented to gain access to public and private facilities, financial institutions, shopping malls, markets, educational centers in general, entertainment venues, transportation and religious institutions.

Increase in positive aspects

The agency said that there was a sustained increase in new cases of Covid-19 in the last epidemiological week. There have been a total of 34,429 new patient cases across the country, but he clarified that there are fewer deaths.

“Although we reached 34,429 cases in just the last week in the last week, we also have to mention that the mortality rate fell from 6.2% in the first wave to 2.7% in the second and third (wave) and rose to 0.8%. in this fourth wave, despite having the record of historical cases of the entire pandemic, ”he explained.

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With regard to the third dose, he assured that the applications would continue in national territory.

“In six months it was shown that the antibodies had decreased, months ago we approved the third dose. Studies have shown that the vaccine exchange has not only produced good results internationally, but also in the country with Inlasa (National Institute of Health Laboratories), which confirms that the antibodies increase three times more when they are boostered. So we decided that the application would continue with the modern one, ”he indicated.

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