The Ministry of Health of Panama informs that the use of Pfizer will be allowed under the criterion "Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)".
The Republic of Panama will allow the use of the vaccine
against COVID-19 Pfizer
in people over 12 years, this under the criterion "Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)".
"Once Operation PanavaC-19, the entity in charge of the disposal and use of the vaccine
, approves the logistics of applying the doses from the age of 12, it will notify through the official channels of the National Government, the beginning of the inoculation process to this population group , " reported the Ministry of Health (Minsa
The ministry adds that the national director of Pharmacy and Drugs, Elvia Lau, addressed an official note to Pfizer
Free Zone Panama. SRL that notifies the AUE to people over 12 years of age, after conducting the necessary studies to guarantee the dose to this population ”, details the Minsa
Explain that the dose and vaccination schedule should be done in the same way as in an adult, that is, two doses will be placed with an interval of 3 to 4 weeks, both with 0.3 ml each.
He adds that there is no data on the interchangeability of the Pfizer BioNTech
with other vaccines to complete the vaccination schedule, so people who have received a dose of Pfizer
must complete the second dose with the same. pharmaceutical house.
"The official document highlights that this authorization of the vaccine
against COVID-19 in adolescents aged 12 to 16 years is based on safety and efficacy data in this age group as in adults, the letter makes it clear that this authorization does not include their I use people under 12 years of age ”, adds the Minsa