The batch was delivered along with another 50,000 doses purchased directly from the U.S. Pfizer laboratory.
"This shipment is essential to continue with the national vaccination plan," Council of Ministers President Violeta Bermudez explained and added that "COVAX is a solidarity fund that guarantees vaccine access to nations with weak economies."
The doses will be administered to health workers, senior citizens, Armed and Police Forces personnel, firefighters, Red Cross workers, and security personnel.
As cases continue to surge in Peru, the government is moving to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the elderly population as quickly as possible. pic.twitter.com/KAK4BWhl4Q