Panama broke its daily vaccination record against COVID-19 after starting a day of immunization in a sweeping mode, vaccinating people over 16 years of age in several districts of the Capital.
The average was between 15,000 and 20,000 vaccinations per day, and only this Wednesday, July 21, more than 73,800 doses were applied.
Panama began its immunization plan against COVID-19 in January in priority groups that included health personnel, security and rescue entities, and later older adults, people with disabilities and chronic patients.
The formulas used in Panama are those of Pfizer, which until recently was reserved for these priority groups, and that of AstraZeneca, which is being applied to people over 30 years of age.
Only in some circuits with a small population in the interior of the country had sweeping vaccination been implemented since the age of 16. Following the arrival of more than a million doses of Pfizer this month, the Ministry of Health decided to expand vaccination and include adolescents and young people from the age of 16, who have come en masse to get vaccinated.
Since last week, vaccination with Pfizer began to children from the age of 12 with chronic diseases or disabilities.