Thursday , April 22 2021

Yellow fever vaccine is mandatory for Brazilian and African pilgrims to enter the country.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) has indicated that the yellow fever vaccine is one of the minimum requirements for pilgrims entering the country from Brazil and Africa in connection with the World Youth Day 2019 (WYD).

"The recommendations of the WYD theme for pilgrims are those that come from areas at risk for FMD that are Brazil and the African continent. It is recommended that they be vaccinated before arriving in Panama, the only vaccine that is internationally requested as a requirement for migration. " said Telemetro Report, National Epidemiological Surveillance Coordinator, Israel Cedeño.

On the other hand, the coordinator of the Extended Immunization Program, Itzel Hewitt, said that the use of the vaccine is free, while the B / .20.00 rate for citizens and B / .100.00 for foreigners relates to an international card that is for life.

Hewitt explained that before 2019, WYDs do not need to be vaccinated against yellow fever, but they are advised to apply basic measles, rubella and tetanus vaccines to those who are not yet.

"Every weekend we come to the national level in all churches, we work with foster families, and we use measles, rubella and tetanus vaccines, which are the basics", ratified.

From January 22 to January 27, Panama will host the World Youth Day, and about 200,000 people are registered as pilgrims to visit Panama to witness the visit of the Pope Francis.

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