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More than 18,000 people registered to get vaccinated with AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca vaccines will be applied in the autoexpress installed in Colón, David, Coclé, Veraguas, Panamá Oeste, Azuero, and in Rommel Fernández.
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.
"If Not Now, When?": Pandemic Investigator Urges Reforms
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response found that bad decisions, dithering and poor coordination created a "toxic cocktail" which allowed Covid-19 go on to kill at least 3.3 million people so far and upend the globa...
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.
Norway Will Not Use AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine: Report
Prime Minister Erna Solberg is expected to announce at 1600 GMT whether Norway will resume the use of the AstraZeneca shot, as well as the government's decision on Johnson & Johnson's inoculation.
Covid Catastrophe "Could Have Been Prevented": Independent Global Panel
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR) said a series of bad decisions meant Covid-19 went on to kill at least 3.3 million people so far and devastate the global economy.
French MPs Back Emmanuel Macron's Covid "Pass" After Changes
Opposition parties have criticised the bill for posing a discrimination risk, not least because millions of people have yet to be inoculated.
"Reason That India Is In Dire Straits...": What Dr Fauci Told US Senate
India has been severely affected by the unprecedented second wave of the coronavirus and hospitals in several states are reeling under the shortage of health workers, vaccines, oxygen, drugs and beds.
Panama receives second batch of vaccine doses from AstraZeneca
This afternoon the country received some 74,400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca's pharmaceutical company.
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.
Desperate tourist-reliant EU nations reopen their ‘Covid-free’ zones. But can enough holidaymakers actually reach them?
EU members are yet to make a joint decision on when to reopen for non-essential travel, but several tourist-dependent countries have already chosen to walk alone, having lost part of the warm-season profits.
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.
PAHO confirms that Panama will receive a new batch of AstraZeneca doses on Tuesday May 11
The PAHO report reveals that at this time in transit to Panama there are some 74,400 doses, which will arrive in the country at 4:45 pm
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.
Pope Francis Backs Waiving Patents On Coronavirus Vaccines
Pope Francis, who has repeatedly spoken of the need to share vaccines, condemned the "virus of individualism" that "makes us indifferent to the suffering of others".
John Oliver explains why some people don’t want to get the Covid-19 vaccine and how they might be reassured
To be vaccinated against COVID-19, pregnant women only need to present a prenatal control card
Pregnant women will no longer need a medical certificate to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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...
Bon Voyage: Norwegian Cruise Line May Skip Florida Ports Due to COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Ban
On Monday, Florida Governor Ronald DeSantis signed SB 2006 - legislation which, in part, allows the governor to overrule local emergency rules. The Republican governor also signed executive orders that called for the immediate suspension...
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