The booster doses in Phase 1 are applied to health personnel, security forces, the elderly, and bedridden patients.
The Ministry of Health (Minsa
) announced that booster doses of the COVID
will be available from Wednesday to Sunday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for people with their complete Pfizer
scheme. with a time of 6 months.
This vaccination is divided into phases, and this first day is aimed at:
- Chronic patients
- Older patients from 55 years of age
- People ages 18 to 54 with high-risk COVID
In the province of Panama , these doses will be applied in the vaccination centers located in Dorado Mall, AltaPlaza, Plaza Villa Zaita, Albrook Mall, Multiplaza, Megamall, and Los Andes Mall.
While in West Panama, the vaccination centers located in Westland Mall and Anclas Mall are enabled.
In Coclé, Veraguas, Herrera, Los Santos, Colón, Chiriquí and Darién, the reinforcement doses will be applied in the Boulevard Mall de Penonomé; in Santiago Mall; Central Walk in Chitré; Plaza La Villa; Cuatro Altos Mall; David's Fair; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Park; Terronal Square; Santa Fe Hospital.
In the Comacas of Guna Yala and Ngabe Buglé, the Aligandi and Itinerante Hospital was set up.
The booster doses are different from the third doses; the boosters are aimed at the entire population six months or more after having completed their vaccination schedule, while the third doses will be applied to immunosuppressed patients.
The application of the booster dose began on October 13. In nursing homes and homes, it will begin on October 18, between October 20 and 24 it will take place on the 8-6 circuit of the San Miguelito district and from October 27 to 31 on the 8-8 circuit of Panama Metro.
On the 8-6 circuit, the Santiago de la Guardia, Pedro J. Ameglio, Carlos A. Mendoza and José Domingo Espinar schools will be enabled.
While on the 8-8 circuit at the Belisario Porras, José Dolores Moscote, Elena Chávez de Pinate and Don Bosco IPT schools.
Regarding the people who were vaccinated with the AstraZeneca
formula, Minister Counselor Eyra Ruiz said that they will receive the Pfizer
booster dose at the end of the year.
To date, in Panama more than 75% of the population that can be vaccinated, has applied both doses.