Most of the pharmaceutical companies that develop a vaccine against Covid-19 have not included minors and pregnant women in their clinical studies and therefore these groups would be left out of the vaccination in Panama.
This was explained by Itzel Slocum de Hewitt, general coordinator of the Expanded Immunization Program of the Ministry of Health, who reiterated that children were not included in the clinical trials of the vaccines
Slocum de Hewitt emphasized that there have not been studies of vaccines
among pregnant women, therefore, it would be contraindicated to include them in vaccination against Covid
In Panama, a total of 900 pregnant women have been infected with Covid
-19, of which six have died throughout the country.
Vaccination against Covid
-19 in the country would begin, if the vaccine
arrives, between February and March 2021.
was the first to announce that its vaccine
was 95% effective against the virus.
Later, the Moderna company announced that its vaccine
would be 94.5% effective against Covid
In addition, the Pfizer
alliance assured Wednesday that its own vaccine
is effective among those over 65 years of age.
The topic of vaccination divides opinions: some believe that it's beginning of an end to Covid
-19, others are more skeptical, as the testing period for the vaccines
has been very short, which leaves plenty of room for questioning the safety of any vaccine