Josefina Zanabria, 93, went to be immunized against COVID-19 at the Ramiro Prialé Hospital of EsSalud, located in Huancayo, Junín. However, the nonagenarian approached with her 1954 health card, since she still does not have a National Identity Document.
His niece said that they had to go through several vaccinations because in many of them they did not want to receive it as they did not have ID. “It is as if it does not exist for the Peruvian State,” he said.
This, despite the fact that the Ministry of Health (Minsa) established that people without this document must also be inoculated.
According to the page of frequently asked questions about the national vaccination process, the family of older adults without a DNI can enter their data in the Reniec registry of people without a DNI or undocumented application to manage it.
After the dissemination of the case, the entity indicated that they have already contacted the family of the nonagenarian and they will obtain their document soon.
For his part, the doctor Julio Azaña, director of the Huancayo Polyclinic, ordered that the woman be treated at the Prialé hospital; However, as it was not on the registry, she requested the police presence so that there is evidence of the vaccination process of the older adult.
Vaccination of people aged 60 to 69 years
The Deputy Minister of Benefits and Health Insurance of the Minsa, Bernardo Ostos, reported that the immunization of people aged 60 to 69 years will be developed in two stages, as planned in the current National Vaccination Plan against COVID-19.
The official explained that this Friday, May 21, will begin with the first group of 65 years and over.
After nine days, the application of the first dose for this population will be finished, so the age group of 60 to 64 years will be inoculated from May 31.
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