Panama receives 150,000 doses of anticovid for children aged 6 months to 5 years, vaccination begins Monday

Linda Battista

Panama received the first shipment earlier this Wednesday with 150,000 pediatric doses of the COVID vaccine from pharmaceutical company Pfizer, for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years.

The vaccination day for these minors will begin on Monday 10 October, in all the structures of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) and the Social Security Fund (CSS).

The authorities recommend that parents or guardians bring their children in comfortable clothes, breakfast, with the vaccination card and an identity document of the minor.

In June of this year, Minsa indicated that Panama will acquire 380,000 doses for this age group, for an amount of B / .5,035,000.00.

SEE NOTE: Panama will acquire 380,000 pediatric doses of anticovid vaccine for children between 6 months and 5 years

Previously, Dr. Eduardo Ortega explained that “with Moderna, the minor requires only two doses of the vaccine and can be considered fully immunized two weeks after the last dose.” Furthermore, he indicated that “a minimum interval of four weeks after the first dose” is required to apply the second.

Health Minister Luis Francisco Sucre stressed that the decision to approve vaccination in this age group was made after meetings with experts.

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