The Minsa assured that mortality due to covid-19 in Panama has presented a considerable decrease and fatality has decreased to below 2.0%.
The Ministry of Health ( Minsa
) of Panama assured that in the country there have currently been no deaths associated with the vaccination strategy against covid
"We have not had deaths from the vaccine
, they have been patients who have died from covid
-19, but it is not attributable to the vaccine
," said Dr. Nadja Porcell, general director of Public Health of the Minsa
Porcell explained that mortality due to covid
-19 in Panama has shown a considerable decrease in recent months and in the evolution of the pandemic the fatality rate has decreased to below 2.0%.
The general director of Public Health of the Minsa
said that there has been a significant decrease in the mortality of older adults between the ages of 60 and 80, the age group in which immunization began.
She reiterated that by being vaccinated the person has the possibility of having a positive evolution and developing milder forms of the disease.
The vaccination strategy against covid
-19 in Panama is developed with the formulas of the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer
In the case of the AstraZeneca vaccine
, it is being applied voluntarily to men and women over 30 years of age.
According to the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI) in Panama, 1,343,784 doses of the vaccine
-19 have been applied to date.