"I cannot give an exact date, but I do not believe that this will exceed 1 month for the government to announce a completely open vaccination against COVID-19," this was announced by Camilo Alleyne, member of the Health Advisory Council.
Starting open vaccination, anyone who requires it can get vaccinated "whenever and wherever they want," he explained.
Panama began immunization against this disease on January 20, 2021, in priority phases. It began with the health and security personnel; later with the elderly, people with chronic diseases, teachers and then with the general population that resides in sectors with the highest number of infected.
In recent weeks vaccination sweeps have been carried out, however there are still reports that people are not vaccinated because of how they are dressed, because they arrive at the vaccination center that does not correspond to them, among other incidents.
To date, Panama has applied more than 4.5 million doses of anticovid vaccines from the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and AstraZeneca. Community immunity is expected to be achieved in the last quarter of the year.