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Vaccination begins in chronic and disabled patients over 12 years of age

Vaccination begins in chronic and disabled patients over 12 years of age

At the same time, the vaccination with Pfizer for people over 40 years of age continues in Juan Díaz.
At 7:00 am this Wednesday, July 14, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) of Panama, began the vaccination against COVID-19 with doses of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer to chronic patients or with a certified disability, older than 12 years in the town of Juan Díaz.

The application of the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 in this sector will take place in:

- Elena Chávez de Pinate School.
- Republic of Guatemala School.
- Carmen Solé B School.
- José María Torrijos School.
- Roberto Durán Gym.

At the same time, this event takes place in Herrera and Los Santos, communities most affected by the virus. It is expected that next week will start in the Don Bosco sector.

The dose and vaccination schedule will be carried out in minors, in the same way as in an adult, that is, two doses will be placed with an interval of 3 to 4 weeks, both with 0.3 ml each.

The Minsa indicated that those who have not been able to make their vaccination appointment, should go to the vaccination center, explain their situation to the agents of the National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG), who will provide help to schedule.

It is expected that in the coming weeks this vaccination day for people over 12 years of age will be expanded nationwide and with the possibility of permanent positions.

At the same time, the vaccination journey with Pfizer for people over 40 years of age continues in Juan Díaz.

To date, Panama has applied more than 1 million 690 thousand doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which more than 1.2 million have been from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer and more than 444 thousand from AstraZeneca.

The health authorities reiterate to the people who will receive the vaccine that they should have breakfast or lunch according to the schedule of their appointment, take their medications, hydrate themselves, wear loose clothing and keep biosecurity measures.

They also ask the population not to lower their guard and to continue to comply with biosafety measures such as hand washing, physical distancing, use of a mask and alcoholic gel, as well as a facial screen, despite being inoculated.
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