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Minsa clarifies that vaccines against covid-19 still do not have a certificate of free sale

Minsa clarifies that vaccines against covid-19 still do not have a certificate of free sale

The Department of Pharmacy and Drugs of the Minsa explained that the certificate of free sale is one of the requirements to market the vaccine against covid-19.
Although the Minister of Health of Panama, Luis Sucre said that private companies that meet the requirements can bring vaccines against covid-19 to the country, the Directorate of Pharmacy and Drugs of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) clarified that one of those requirements for marketing the vaccine is the certificate of free sale, which is not yet available.

Elvia Lau, National Director of Pharmacy and Drugs of the Minsa, explained that at the moment none of the vaccines against covid-19 authorized for emergency use have this certificate for sale and stressed that vaccination is free.

In case the minister (Luis Sucre) decides that a private hospital can apply it, it has to be on the condition that it is free, she said.

He recalled that Executive Decree No. 99 of February 15, 2021 allows the Directorate of Pharmacy and Drugs to issue, after evaluation of the file, authorizations for emergency use of vaccines.

To date, the Department of Pharmacy and Drugs of the Minsa has authorized the emergency use of four vaccines in Panama: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and CoronaVac.

Lau indicated that a regulatory framework must be created to accept the cooperation of private companies.

It is true that there are other countries that have allowed private companies to collaborate with this management, however it must be remembered that they do so in a way that can be called altruistic because they import it (the vaccine) and have to apply it for free, she said

Among other requirements that must be met are good transport, storage and dispensing practices, and they must be applied by qualified personnel.
Comments

General Butler 14 days ago
The injections, which do meet the definition of a vaccine, have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. They are available only for emergency use. Everyone who is injected is taking part in a massive non-clinical trial of experimental gene therapy.

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