The Ministry of Health (Minsa) of Panama announced on Tuesday the arrival of the first batch of 54,000 doses of bivalent vaccines for pediatric use against covid-19, to be applied to children between five and 11 years of age.
Panama begins vaccination with bivalent dose against Covid-19
Representatives of the National Government received the unique lot that will be destined to reinforce the vaccination program.
In this sense, the authorities scheduled that this Wednesday it will begin its distribution in the 15 health regions nationwide, prioritizing areas of difficult access.
This Tuesday, the first batch of 54,000 doses of pediatric bivalent vaccines arrived in the country, which are aimed at boys and girls from 5 to 11 years of age, which will reinforce the vaccination program developed by the National Government, through Operation #panavac19. pic.twitter.com/DvxZ5pIUUz
— Ministry of Health of Panama (@MINSAPma)
February 7, 2023
Likewise, the vaccines will be applied in all the health centers of the Minsa and Polyclinics of the Social Security Fund (CSS).
According to the Health portfolio, the pediatric bivalent vaccine is authorized for use as a single booster dose administered at least two months after completing a primary vaccination schedule, with any monovalent anticovid input.
Last Saturday, the bivalent vaccination process began in people over 12 years of age, so the same vaccination strategy that is followed with the Operation Panavac-19 team will continue.
Likewise, the initiative of extramural vaccination days will continue in the main subway stations and in shopping centers throughout the Panamanian geography, to achieve a high number of immunizations against Covid-19.