The Ministry of Health of Panama informed that this new shipment will be used to reinforce vaccination by sweeping in circuits 8-6, 8-1 and 5-2.
Tuesday July 27 the 26th batch with 456.300 doses of the vaccine
covid-19 developed by US pharmaceutical Pfizer
arrived in Panama.
Last week, Panama received what was up to that time the largest batch from Pfizer
, via bilateral agreement, with 363,870 doses.
The Ministry of Health (Minsa
) reported that this new shipment of the Pfizer vaccine
will be used to reinforce the vaccination strategy by sweeping for 16 years in circuits 8-6 and 8-1 and from 12 years in circuit 5- 2, which starts this Wednesday, July 28.
According to the Minsa
, in the Emberá region the sweep will be from 12 years, and the vaccination process will also be maintained for people over 12 years old with chronic diseases and certified disability.
President Laurentino Cortizo said that starting this Wednesday, 561,731 people are expected to be vaccinated.
According to the latest report from the Expanded Program on Immunization (PAI), to date 2,292,535 doses of the vaccine
against covid-19 have been applied in Panama, both from Pfizer