So far, over 712,000 out of Peru's 32.5 million inhabitants have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. According to local outlets, however, this Andean country could not immunize more people due to the lack of vaccines.
"If we delay immunizing 70 percent of the population, we will have more pandemic waves as new COVID-19 strains will continue to appear," the CMP stated.
On Feb. 7, the first batch of 300,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine arrived in Peru. As of that date, the country started its vaccination campaign immunizing health workers and the elderly.