Panama Begins Covid-19 Vaccinations

Panama received the first 12,840 doses of the Pfizer / BioNtech vaccine against Covid-19 on Wednesday, a smaller shipment than expected due to the production problems that the multinational pharmaceutical has had.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nurse Violeta Gaona on Wednesday, January 20th, received in her left arm the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 in Panama, the country which accumulates the highest number of infections in Central America.

Dressed in her work uniform, mask and face shield, Gaona, 59, received the jab with a stoic face and a glance at the syringe, in front of the watchful eye of the president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, at the launch ceremony of the vaccination.

“Do not be afraid, because many are afraid to get the vaccine. Be positive,” Gaona told reporters . . .

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