Panama is waiting for the anticovid vaccine for children 5 years of age and older, which is expected to be available before the start of the 2022 school year said Health Minister Luis Francisco Sucre on Sunday, January 2.
" Panama is on the list to promptly receive vaccines for children 5 years of age and older. As soon as they give us the date, you will know. We will not delay long, before the school year begins we must have it " Sucre told the media after his arrival at the National Assembly.
"Children have the right to be vaccinated, the National Government and the Ministry of Health have the responsibility to cover the entire population, give them health, and above all protect their lives," said the doctor.
As a father, as soon as we have access I will vaccinate my daughter who is 8 years old. It is the only way and I think it is the best way to show love and affection to our children, we cannot put them at risk. 90% of the deceased are people who have not been vaccinated. In other countries, there are already children, who have been infected with omicron and who are hospitalized. So far in Panama, they have not reported cases of children hospitalized by omicron.
Questioned about carnivals Sucre said: “There will be a lot of time to celebrate them. But the education of our children is important: it is the first topic we have to wait and see. "