Thursday, September 21

The Minsa authorizes emergency use of the vaccine against COVID-19 for children from 5 to 11 years old

The National Directorate of Pharmacy and Drugs of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) issued a statement in which it informed its decision to authorize the emergency use of the Pfizer / BioNtech vaccine against coronavirus (COVID-19) for children 5 to 11 years old.

According to the statement from Minsa, Panama wait in the first quarter of 2022 the arrival of pediatric doses against COVID-19 to begin immunization of this child population.

The vaccination report prepared by the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI) announced that, in Panama, 90.4% of the target population to be vaccinated, which is 12 years of age and older, is covered with one dose against COVID-19, while 81.2% with the second dose.