Panamanian Ombudsman warns of difficulty of vaccinating migrants in transit

According to the figures provided by Leblanc, there are now in Panama little more than 2,300 migrants in transit: 1,300 in the migration stations of Darien, on the border with Colombia, and another 1,072 in Gualaca, on the border with Costa Rica.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ombudsman of Panama, Eduardo Leblanc, said Thursday (29) that the vaccination against Covid-19 for migrants in transit, ordered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, is "important", but warned that it is unlikely to be carried out since this population is simply passing through the country.

Leblanc explained that immunization against Covid-19 for migrants in transit "is very difficult to achieve", since it involves two doses, and between the first and the second one, 30 days pass; but during that time "the migrant should already be in Honduras or leaving Nicaragua".

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