The President of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, announced that this Saturday, May 22, 204,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines will arrive in Panama.
The president explained that half of these doses will be used. The other half is expected to be stored to guarantee the second dose per month.
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/.
Panama received a first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine on April 16, of about 36 thousand doses, which have been applied to volunteers in the Vaccination 20-30 installed on the grounds of the Rommel Fernández Stadium. While the second batch, with 74,400 doses, arrived on May 11.
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%.