The first people to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus in the country are doctors from the Social Security Fund; nurses from the Intensive Care Unit; and ICU toilet workers.
The National Government presented a four-phase application plan, subdivided into stages, where the first vaccinated will be health and support personnel on the front line of battle against COVID-19, adults over 60 years bedridden or in nursing homes; essential groups in the front line, cleaning workers and the population over 16 years of age with disabilities.
Panama has a population eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 of 3,088,134 people, and according to the Government, the number of doses purchased reaches 116% of this population, including foreigners. To date, agreements have been confirmed with the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer / BioNTech, AstraZeneca and COVAX mechanism, for the acquisition of the anticovid vaccine. And the use of the Johnson & Johnson formula is also expected.
Some 2,400 nurses will work on the implementation plan, including 250 nursing students.
In addition, a digital form was enabled at https://vacunas.panamasolidario.gob.pa/vacunas/, to collect the data of those who wish to apply the anticovid vaccine. To date, more than 280,000 people have registered.
With the implementation of this massive vaccination plan, Panama will implement a vaccinometer, which will allow knowing the vaccination figures in real time; as well as the use of digital vaccination cards, with name, individual record of dose and place of vaccination.
Likewise, a vaccination verification system will be used, similar to that used by the Electoral Tribunal in elections, so that people know the specific vaccination center out of the covid-19-vaccination-centers-will-be-enabled-in-panama" target="_blank">1,101 that will be enabled nationwide.