Panama to receive 77,200 more doses of the Covid-19 Vaccine

President Laurentino Cortizo confirmed Monday, April 12th, 2021 that at 11:00 a.m. this Tuesday, 77,200 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer will arrive in Panam

Cortizo explained that Panama will also prioritize the vaccination of teachers. He emphasized that Ministers of Health and Education would work together to analyze the vaccination process for teachers in Panama. 

In his address regarding the new shipment of covid-19 doses to Panama, Cortizo recalled that Panama began negotiating vaccines with pharmaceutical companies early. 

He added that the doses arriving Wednesday represent the tenth batch of Pfizer vaccines shipped to Panama.

He added that the most important thing is to "vaccinate" teachers and administrators. "Initially I see the multigrade starting first, but all schools that comply with the entire decree ... and health approval will be able to start blended classes, gradually," he said.

According to Cortizo, the resumption of classes will be with a goal of 500 educational centers in the coming months. In addition, there will be a pilot plan with 100 schools for the second quarter.

Source La Prensa