Mon, 26 Jul 2021

LIMA, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Peru began a vaccination campaign on Saturday against the COVID-19 pandemic that focuses on pregnant women over 18 years of age, Health Minister Oscar Ugarte announced.

"Today we are starting with pregnant women and that will be a very important protection for all future mothers," the minister said during the start of the campaign in Lima.

Ugarte urged all pregnant women who are at least 28 weeks into their pregnancies to get vaccinated to protect themselves from the disease.

Peru has registered 1,998,056 cases and 188,100 deaths from COVID-19 so far.

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