COVID-19: children from 12 to 17 years old can be vaccinated at Vacunafest

Vaccination in Peru. Nurse applying doses in the Plaza Mayor of Puno. (Photo: Twitter)

Adolescents between 12 and 17 years old, whose vaccination against covid-19 begins on Tuesday, November 2, they will not need to interrupt their classes to comply with the immunization because may do so on Saturdays and Sundays during the Vaccinefest.

This was reported by the director of immunizations of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), Gabriela Jiménez, after specifying that the vaccination process for this population group will be staggered, first with those who are between 15-17 years old, and those who are between 12-14 years old.

Minors must be accompanied by their mother, father or guardian to apply the vaccine, because they will be the ones who sign the informed consent. The document is the same as that of adults, except that, on this occasion, the data of the parent or guardian who accompanies them will be included.

Jiménez indicated that the vaccination centers have already prepared to receive the adolescent with his companion, and they have planned to organize lines for the differentiated care of adults.

He assured that the health personnel will comply with the care protocol used for the immunization of adults, such as asking questions to establish the clinical and epidemiological conditions of the children and observing 30 minutes to see if they have an allergic reaction to the vaccine.

Yesterday the Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, announced that on Tuesday, November 2, the vaccination against covid-19 will begin for the population under 18 years of age in Lima, Callao and all regions of Peru.


If you are 65 years or older and six months have passed since your second dose of the covid-19 vaccine, you can go to any vaccination center again to receive the booster dose that will allow you to be better protected against this disease and its variants.

According to Gabriela Jiménez, director of Immunizations at the Minsa, older adults who meet these requirements should only previously verify that their name appears on the I put the shoulder platform.

“The entire population of this age group is already programmed on the I put my shoulder platform. They can verify that they are already fit and can go to any vaccination center near their home “, he specified in dialogue with the Andina agency.


He said that, since they are vulnerable people, there will be flexibility about where you should be immunized. This means that on the website Pongo el Hombro only appears the name of the older adult and their ID, not the place of vaccination. Therefore, they can go to any vaccination center to get immunized.

Jimenez pointed out that the application of the third dose or booster dose is already being carried out at the national level and recalled that it began with the health personnel who work on the front line. In the case of the latter, more than 150,000 have already been immunized with the third dose.

Now it’s up to those over 65, who They must come with their ID, and then the same will be done with people living with comorbidities (more than two diseases at the same time), added the representative of the Minsa.


In the morning, the Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, announced that he is evaluating the date for the start of vaccination with the third dose to the personnel of the Armed Forces and members of the Volunteer Fire Department.

He clarified that, for now, the priority is to inoculate health personnel with the third booster dose of the covid-19 vaccine, as they are much more exposed to the virus, as well as those over 65 years of age and people with comorbidity .

“In addition to this, we must reduce the gap that we have because there are still people over 50 who have not been vaccinated. And we know that these are the most vulnerable, we do not want a third wave that affects, above all, the unvaccinated and those with comorbidity “, he emphasized.

(With information from Agencia Andina)


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