The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, indicated this Friday that he continues to monitor the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccines from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer received on Wednesday, and assured that so far progress has been made according to the goals established in the first vaccination phase.
"I have been following up on the issue of the execution of these vaccines
that have arrived, the more than 12 thousand ... and the progress is very important, and that is due to many things, to the mystique of the team of nurses and technicians of This country, from the EPI (Expanded Program on Immunizations), that is a team that has a lot of mystique and has been progressing in an important way, it is a very important exercise for this first phase, so I feel good, they are making it in an accelerated manner, the vaccines
for Chiriquí, Veraguas and Comarca arrived early today, I feel that we are progressing as we should,” Cortizo said.
He also assured that the vaccine
will be applied to all personnel who are on the front line of battle against the coronavirus
, this after complaints made by intensivist doctors and others, who indicated that they were not being taken into account, arose.
“Yesterday when I heard the voices, those who know me know that I disliked it quite strongly, the displeasure was noticeable in the morning, however, I want to assure everyone who is on the front line, especially the intensivists, all those who work at ICU, semi-intensive, UCRE, are going to be vaccinated, what is prevalent is that nobody can skip the phases, nobody ... I will not allow anyone to abuse everything that has been programmed. I don't want to go into details but I believe that yesterday the guidelines were laid so that people know that here the 'game alive ends up being played dead', there is no margin for any type of game alive, neither for the President of the Republic, nor for his wife, not for their children, not for their relatives, for anyone, so to all those intensivists, the nurses who are on that front line, we assure you your vaccine
", he stressed.
In the specific case of Pfizer
, he indicated that the team is pending the progress of the optimization of the factory, especially the one located in Belgium, to see how soon a second batch of vaccine
can be delivered, to continue advancing with the established phases.