USA Health sending COVID-19 vaccination team to Peru

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A south Alabama hospital that vaccinated thousands of people against COVID-19 plans to send a team to do immunizations in Peru, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

USA Health says more than 20 volunteers will travel to the country’s Cusco region. Members plan to go in August and provide 5,000 vaccine doses. The health system says a nongovernmental agency in Peru sought the assistance.

USA Health has provided more than 75,000 doses of the vaccine on the Gulf Coast, including at mass clinics where more than 2,200 people received injections daily.

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