The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo announced that during the weekly meeting of the #CONVacunas approved to reduce the time of the application of the booster dose six to three months, for the population from 16 years of age, in the centers authorized at the national level.
The measure is taken after the announcement of the arrival of the Omicron variant in Panama Through a resident alien who returned to the country from South Africa.
Cortizo pointed out that “Vaccines save lives” and reiterated the call to the population to go to vaccination centers in order to protect themselves against Covid-19.
The Minsa points out that vaccines are effective in preventing contagion, and by registering, avoid health complications such as hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care units.
As of December 20, the report of the Expanded Vaccination Program had been applied 6,177,885 doses of vaccines against Covid-19, of which 3,118,260 have been applied in the first dose; 2,799,649 second; 252,810 booster doses and 7,166 third dose.
In addition, the Minsa reported that a new shipment with 100,620 new doses of vaccines from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer He arrived in the country today to continue with the vaccination process carried out by the National Government through Operation PanavaC-19.