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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.
Rubén Blades receives the COVID-19 vaccine and urges everyone to apply it
The renowned Panamanian singer-songwriter, Rubén Blades, showed his followers the precise moment in which he received the COVID-19 vaccine and urged everyone to apply it.
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."
US Trade Representative Meets WHO Chief, Discusses Vaccine Production
US trade Representative Katherine Tai asked WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his views on the immediate steps to collectively increase access to vaccines.
Don't Vaccinate Kids, Give Doses To Covax: WHO Chief To Rich Countries
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed anger that a number of rich countries were now vaccinating children, while poorer states had barely begun vaccinating health workers and vulnerable groups.
On Monday, May 17, application of the second dose of AstraZeneca begins
Panama is applying the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 to volunteers, men over 30 and women over 50.
Amazon to hire 75,000 workers and pay $100 bonus if they get Covid vaccine
Amazon is hiring 75,000 workers across its warehouse and delivery network in the U.S. and Canada, the company said Thursday. The company will also offer a $100 bonus to new warehouse and transportation hires who show proof of their Covid...
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
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