The Covax Mechanism confirmed that Panama will receive in the first quarter of this year some 216,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.
This Wednesday the initiative, which seeks to equitably bring the vaccine
to all countries, especially the poorest, published the list of countries and the doses of vaccines
that each one can access in the first delivery.
On January 30, Gerardo Alfaro, representative of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), had confirmed that Panama will receive, through the Covax mechanism, between 216 and 364 thousand doses of the vaccine
The Mechanism document indicates that PAHO will be in charge of distributing these doses for Panama.
In September 2020, the health authorities indicated that Panama had entered the multinational mechanism Covax Facility, in which the commitment was made to make a payment of 15% of the total doses of the vaccines
-19 requested for the population in risk in the country. And for January of this year, the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre
confirmed that payments had already been made to three vaccine
suppliers such as Pfizer