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Second dose on 8-2, 8-3 and 8-5 will be applied the week of May 24
In circuits 8-2 and 8-3 the application of the second dose will begin on May 24, while in 8-5 it will begin on May 27.
Vaccination against COVID-19 in Veraguas will begin on Wednesday, May 19
The Minister of Health announced that on May 19 it will begin applying the doses of AstraZeneca in the express car installed in Santiago Mall, in Veraguas.
Vaccination in Comarca Ngäbe Buglé will include people over 12 years old
On a tour of the Kankintú district, President Laurentino Cortizo indicated "we must be entering the Comarca to vaccinate from the age of 12 upwards."
Vaccination of non-priority population could start in July
This vaccination date is expected, given that "in July, August and September Panama will receive many doses of Pfizer and AstraZeneca."
WHO chief urges world to follow U.S. lead and support waiving Covid vaccine patent protections
WHO chief says he urges other countries to follow the example of the U.S. on supporting vaccine patent waivers.
Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
A 23-year-old woman in Tuscany remains under observation after she was mistakenly given an entire vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine - equivalent to six doses.
US move on vaccine intellectual property is a 'monumental moment' in COVID-19 fight
A waiver could boost production by lifting intellectual property protections and the EU is also now willing to discuss the move.
Panama receives a new batch with 70,200 doses of vaccine from Pfizer
With these 70,200 new doses of the COVID-19 vaccine the Ministry of Health (Minsa) will continue with the vaccination operation (PanavaC-19)
Government: 2nd dose for those vaccinated abroad will only be for priority groups
The group of Panamanians or residents who until May 16 have been immunized abroad will be able to obtain the second dose in Panama.
US Authorizes Pfizer / BioNTech Anticovid Vaccine for Children 12-15 Years
Canada on Wednesday became the first country to authorize the use of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for this age segment.
BioNTech Says 'No Evidence' Its Jabs Need Adapting For COVID-19 Variants
"To date, there is no evidence that an adaptation of BioNTech's current Covid-19 vaccine against key identified emerging variants is necessary," the company said in a statement.
The EU has not renewed "for now" its contract with AstraZeneca in June
The European Commission announced at the end of April the initiation of legal proceedings against AstraZeneca for breaching its supply contract.
Here's what's known about the coronavirus variants
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week it had designated a coronavirus variant first seen in India as a "variant of interest," adding it to the growing collection of viral variants it's keeping an eye on.
EU (446 million inhabitants) seals deal for up to 1.8 billion Pfizer jabs.
The European Commission has approved a new Covid vaccine contract with Pfizer and BioNTech - in addition to all the contract signed already with other vaccine producers- paving the way for as many as 1.8 billion doses for 2021-23, 4 time...
‘Durable Demand’: Pfizer CEO Expects $26B COVID-19 Vaccine Profits in 2021, Plans for Boosters
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is banking on COVID-19 being a major profit-driver for years to come as the company lines up vaccine delivery contracts for as far away as 2024. Corporate leaders have previously spoken of plans to dramaticall...
Pfizer’s obscene $900m profit from its Covid vaccine in just three months proves capitalism and public health are bad bedfellows
The US pharmaceutical giant cashing in on a pandemic that has killed 3.2m people while failing to help the world’s poor is morally indefensible, and illustrates the corrupt nature of monopoly medicine.
EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab
EU seals deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for potential 1.8 billion COVID-19 doses in its biggest vaccine contract so far
AIG will activate verification for vaccination in circuits 4-1 and 4-2 from May 10
The AIG administrator extended the announcement to adults over 60, teachers and pregnant women to get the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Chiriqui's circuits 4-1 and 4-2.
Bocas del Toro, Herrera, Los Santos and Ngäbe Buglé will start vaccination with 16-year-olds up
A sweeping technique will be applied in vaccination against COVID-19 in Bocas del Toro, Herrera, Los Santos and Comarca Ngäbe Buglé, starting with 16-year-olds.
WHO Approves China's Sinopharm Covid Vaccine For Emergency Use
"This afternoon, WHO gave emergency use listing to Sinopharm Beijing's Covid-19 vaccine, making it the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality," the UN health agency's director-general Tedros Adhanom Gheb...
Panama reports 3 new deaths from COVID-19 and 389 infections
According to the Minsa, there are a total of 356,144 recovered patients and 3,965 active cases. There are 6,255 deaths due to this virus in the country.
Moderna Vaccine 96 Per Cent Effective In 12-17 Year-Olds, Study Shows
Two-thirds of the 3,235 participants in trials in the United States received the vaccine and one-third were given a placebo.
Pfizer CEO "Not At All" In Favour Of US Patent Waiver: Report
In an interview with AFP, Bourla said his company, which developed its vaccine with German firm BioNTech, was "not at all" in favour of the call from the United States to waive patent protections for coronavirus jabs.
Patents Not "Limiting Factor" For Vaccine Production: BioNTech
"Patents are not the limiting factor for the production or supply of our vaccine. They would not increase the global production and supply of vaccine doses in the short and middle term," BioNTech told AFP in a statement.
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