Dr. Eduardo Ortega, secretary of the Senacyt, announced that this Sunday, August 8, 167 thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccines will arrive in Panama.
According to the doctor, it is expected that they will be distributed that same day to begin vaccinating from the beginning of next week, on August 9, as planned.
A total of 80 thousand people must be vaccinated, because they fulfilled their time interval.
It is expected that next week will double the doses that will be received this Sunday.
Currently in Panama, AstraZeneca doses are being placed on men over 30 years old and women over 50 years old, who sign up as volunteers.
To register you must access https://astrazeneca.fluyapp.com/, and complete your data. Once the appointment dates are available, you can verify the day, time and place of vaccination through https://vacunas.panamasolidario.gob.pa/verificate/.
The health authorities enabled other rapid vaccination centers to apply AstraZeneca to the volunteers, in the provinces of Chiriquí, Los Santos and Herrera, Veraguas, Coclé and the province of Colón.
Despite the fact that Panama is in the process of vaccination against COVID-19, the use of masks continues to be essential as they represent protection above 80%.