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Cortizo: In June Panama will receive fewer doses of vaccines against COVID-19

Cortizo: In June Panama will receive fewer doses of vaccines against COVID-19

According to President Laurentino Cortizo, in June "deliveries per week will drop to around 42,000 to 43,000 doses" of vaccines against COVID-19.
The President of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, announced that for the month of June the deliveries of doses of vaccines against COVID-19 from Pfizer will decrease the weekly doses.

According to Cortizo, in June "deliveries per week will drop to around 42,000 to 43,000 doses."

However, he clarified that for the third quarter of the year, which includes the months of July, August and September, the arrival of doses will increase significantly, so that in that season it is planned to vaccinate non-priority groups, and sweeps of immunization in the provinces of Darién, Bocas del Toro, Herrera, Los Santos and the region of Ngäbe Buglé.

In these sweeps, people 16 years of age and older will be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Initially, the vaccination schedule corresponded to the priority groups by phase from 1 to 4; In the first phase, all health workers and support personnel on the front line, from the public and private system, were inoculated, later the elderly would be vaccinated and then people aged 16 to 59 years with chronic diseases.

Then the plan placed other priority groups and finally the population between 16 and 59 years of age without chronic diseases, and the general population.

However, the strategy changed when the vaccination of teachers was advanced in order to initiate the gradual and blended return to the classrooms, and now with the sweeps.

To date, Panama has applied more than 880 thousand doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which more than 856 thousand have been from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer and more than 24 thousand from AstraZeneca.
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