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Panama to donate 30,000 Covid-19 vaccines to Bahamas

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Panama to donate 30,000 Covid-19 vaccines to Bahamas

Panama City, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian government has recently authorized to donate about 30,000 Pfizer vaccines to the Bahamas in order to fight off the Covid-19 pandemic, Panama´s Health Minister Luis Francisco Sucre said on Thursday.

In response to questions from Prensa Latina News Agency, after attending an event to commemorate the International Children’s Day, Francisco Sucre enlightened this new donation to The Bahamas will be possible following Panama had reached high immunization levels.

To date, Sucre stated, 85% of population has received at least one Covid-19 shot, 80% has received two doses, nearly 70% has received three doses and at least 45% has been fully vaccinated. These indicators will continue to rise.

For 1Q 2023, Sucre added, Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo authorized to purchase mixed vaccines from the Pfizer pharmaceutical company, which would reinforce the country´s present immunization program.

It would be mean and selfish if we have the possibility of aiding brotherly peoples to provide them with these doses, especially if they request collaboration with certain haste, he said.

Our collaboration is not only about vaccines, it is also important to share knowledge and strategies to reach current outcomes, Cortizo stressed.

At the same time, he reaffirmed Panama will receive 72,000 other Pfizer doses before the end of the year.

Sucre highlighted that both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have praised the vaccination levels achieved by Panama.

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