This is the second delivery that the pharmaceutical AstraZeneca makes to Panama through the bilateral mechanism.
On the afternoon of this Saturday, June 12, the fourth batch of the covid
developed by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca
arrived in Panama, with 204 thousand doses.
The Avianca flight carrying this new shipment of the covid
was expected to land in the country at 4:00 p.m., however, it arrived after 5:30 p.m.
This is the second delivery that AstraZeneca
makes to Panama through the bilateral mechanism called Covax
The other two batches of the AstraZeneca vaccine
that arrived in the country were through the Covax
mechanism, promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO).
In total, Panama has received 518,400 doses of the AstraZeneca
preparation, 110,400 through Covax
and 408,000 bilaterally.
Dr. Wagayoguna Díaz, regional health director of Guna Yala who received the batch of vaccines
, reported that the immunization process with this vaccine
will soon begin in the region.
In Panama, the AstraZeneca covid
is being applied voluntarily to men and women over 30 years of age.
According to the Expanded Program on Immunization (PAI) in Panama, 1,207,995 doses of the vaccine
-19 have been applied since last January, both from AstraZeneca