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Laurentino Cortizo receives second dose of vaccine against COVID-19

Laurentino Cortizo receives second dose of vaccine against COVID-19

The President of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, April 12.

Cortizo arrived at the Belisario Porras school, enabled as a vaccination center in the 8-8 circuit, at around 3:00 pm where he waited his turn to be vaccinated.

"I feel super good" Cortizo said upon leaving the educational center, after completing the observation time.

President Laurentino Cortizo was given the first dose in this same educational center on March 9, when Panama was one year after registering the first case of COVID-19.

Laurentino Cortizo, 68 years old, belongs to the priority groups of the vaccination plan in this phase.

The vaccination day against COVID-19 in the 8-8 circuit was resumed this Monday with the application of the second dose to adults over 60 years of age and people with disabilities. In addition, the first dose will be applied to pregnant women and teachers who work in this circuit.

In Panama, the vaccination process against COVID-19 began on January 20, with the doses of the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer, following a plan of four phases, divided into stages.

In Phase 1, front-line health personnel, the rest of the health workers, cleaning workers, and security forces were immunized against COVID-19.

Phase 2, in its Stage 2A and 2B, contemplates the vaccination of adults over 60 years of age, a population aged 16 to 59 years with chronic diseases; teachers and administrators of public and private schools and universities, as well as staff of the Caipis.

According to the health authorities, the progress of this plan is subject to the number of vaccines that arrive weekly in Panama, from the different pharmaceutical companies.

Panama has firm agreements with Pfizer, AstraZeneca and with the Covax mechanism to continue with the vaccination against COVID-19, and began procedures to acquire the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.

Currently in Panama, about 500 thousand doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been applied nationwide.

The REGISTRATION for the application of the vaccine against COVID-19 is done through the Panama Solidario website.

To verify the day, time and vaccination center that corresponds to you, you can enter the VERIFICATION platform, ROSA or call line 177.


Claire 21 days ago
Good! I hope he got the J&J vaccine!


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