The influenza vaccine is applied in all the health facilities of the Minsa and the CSS, free of charge and without prior appointment.
The Ministry of Health ( Minsa
) of Panama reported that since May 10, 451,445 doses of influenza vaccine
have been applied nationwide.
Of this total, 298,419 doses have been placed by the Minsa
and 153,026 by the Social Security Fund (CSS).
According to the latest report of the Expanded Program on Immunization (PAI) in the Metropolitan Health Region, 93,524 doses of influenza vaccine
have been placed, followed by Coclé with 48,579 inoculated and the West Panama Region with 44,068.
While in the Ngäbe Bugle region 32,589 doses have been placed, in the province of Veraguas 31,744; in Herrera 31,060; San Miguelito 30,536; in Chiriquí 28,475; in Bocas del Toro 27,790; in the province of Los Santos 23,871; Panama East 18,972; in Colón 15,063, the North Panama region 9,195; Darién 8,674 and Guna Yala 7,314.
reminded citizens that the influenza vaccine
is applied in all health facilities of both that entity and the CSS, free of charge and without prior appointment.
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and in some cases the lungs.