Panama: Authorities cut in half between second and booster dose after Omicron case


Shorten the interval between the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine and the booster dose, the day after the first case of the Omicron variant was detected, decided the authorities in Panama.

Thus, instead of six months, it was decided that the mediated period should be three months, the president clarified. Laurentino Cortiso via Twitter.

“Vaccines save lives,” he said. “I approved the reduction of the time of administration of the booster dose to three months for the population over 16 years in national vaccination centers “.

The authorities will use the Pfizer / BioNTech formulation regardless of whether the citizens had originally received the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines.

To date, 80% of the target population of the immunization campaign has been fully vaccinated, while 90% have received at least the first dose. In Panama, a country with a population of about 4.2 million, more than 6 million doses had been given as of yesterday.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ, Reuters  

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