The Ministry of Health (Minsa) of Panama has enabled 102 thousand appointments nationwide since Tuesday, May 25, for those interested in applying the vaccine against covid-19 from the pharmaceutical AstraZeneca on a voluntary basis.
Luis Sucre, Minister of Health, recalled that in Panama this vaccine is being applied to men over 30 years old and women over 50 years old.
The AstraZeneca vaccine dose distribution will be as follows:
- Panama: 30 thousand appointments in the fast car of the Rommel Fernández Stadium.
- West Panama: 15 thousand appointments, at the La Chorrera Fair.
- Chiriquí: 12 my appointments, at the David Fair.
- Coclé: 8 thousand appointments, in the Boulevard de Penonomé shopping center.
- Veraguas: 8 thousand appointments, by fast car Santiago Mall.
- Los Santos: 4 thousand appointments, at the Azuero International Fair.
- Herrera: 4 thousand appointments, at the Azuero International Fair, and vaccination point at the José Daniel Crespo School.
- Colón: 8 thousand appointments, vaccination points will be announced soon.
- Bocas del Toro: 4 thousand appointments, vaccination points will be announced soon.
In the coming days, Sucre said, the start of the vaccination process with AstraZeneca will be announced in the province of Darién and Comarca Emberá Wounaan with 4,000 doses, Comarca Ngäbe Buglé with 4,000 doses, and Guna Yala with 2,000 doses.
People interested in getting vaccinated can enter https://www.panamasolidario.gob.pa/pag/vacunas section of vaccines, they must select the option of web appointments and enter the identification number or passport with the place of vaccination closest to their residence.
In the event that the citizen appears or a message indicating unavailable data appears, they must register to request their vaccination in the initial form, entering https://vacunas.panamasolidario.gob.pa/vacunas/ and option vaccination registration, and complete all your data, such as identification, email, area of residence and if you suffer from any disease.
Panama received 204 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Saturday, May 22, through bilateral negotiation.
Through the Covax mechanism, the country received a first batch of the AstraZeneca formula with 36,000 doses on April 16 and a second batch with 74,400 doses on May 11.