Tuesday 3 October 2023

Costa Rica receives 204,000 doses of covid-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca

This is the second shipment directly from AstraZeneca

Paying the bills


10 ways to make the most of a cheap dollar

QCOSTARICA -- On September 13, the price of the...

The Economic Powerhouses: How Ontario’s Best Casinos Fuel the Local Economy

Welcome to the bustling world of Ontario's best casinos,...

Approved: ¢71 increase in the price of diesel, ¢36 for regular and ¢23 for super

QCOSTARICA -- The regulatory authority, Autoridad Reguladora de los...

DHL Crash in San Jose caused by hydraulic failure

QCOSTARICA -- An investigation has uncovered that the DHL...

Will the tax values of vehicles increase before the Marchamo on Nov 1?

QCOSTARICA -- Tax value (valor fiscal en Spanish) of...

Mastering the Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to Playing Casino Craps

Casino Craps, a captivating game of chance and strategy,...

How to Win at Monopoly Live Casino: Unlock Big Wins with Expert Strategies 2023

Unlock the Secrets to Big Wins: Ultimate Guide to...

Dollar Exchange

¢533.49 BUY

¢540.31 SELL

03 October 2023 - At The Banks - Source: BCCR

Paying the bills


QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica received this Sunday morning, June 6, the second direct shipment from AstraZeneca of vaccines against covid-19.

With this shipment, Costa Rica has received 408,000 vaccines directly from AstraZeneca. Photo courtesy Presidencia

The flight landed at 11:05 am at the San Jose airport with 204,000 doses. So far, the country has received 408,000 doses of the one million purchased from AstraZeneca, which will protect 500,000 people.

Our country had previously received 132,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through the COVAX mechanism, a worldwide initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines directed by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, or GAVI), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

- Advertisement -

Today’s shipment is number 25 of the combined deliveries from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and COVAX, for a total of 2,432,085 vaccines.

From the C.N.E.

“The country had set a goal, at the end of June, to reach at least 2,200,000 doses. We have exceeded this goal in order to be able to reinforce the vaccination scheme and advance with immunization,” said Sigifredo Pérez, chief of operations for the National Emergency Commission (CNE).

Once these doses arrive in the country, they are subjected to the review of temperature reports and documentary approval by the drug quality control laboratory. Later, they are available for use in the vaccination campaign.

More vaccines on the way

Costa Rica is waiting for more vaccines from the different suppliers

Initially, the country had made a purchase of six million doses to protect three million people.

Subsequently, an addendum was made to the Pfizer contract for a million more doses and then for another two million.

- Advertisement -

At the moment there are contracts for nine million doses, with the goal to cover people from the age of 12.

However, there are plans to acquire more doses and to diversify the contracts if there are products that comply with having rigorous studies in phase III (the last one in development), have the approval of a rigorous agency and the availability to send stocks in the short term. term.

In addition, Costa Rica is on the list to receive a yet unknown quantity of the 80 million vaccine doses the United States will be sharing worldwide. On Friday, the White House announced that the United States will share vaccines in service of ending the pandemic globally.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Mask returns to the U.S. due to a new variant of Covid-19: what will happen in Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA -- With COVID-19 hospitalizations steadily inching up in the United...

Costa Rica eliminates mandatory use of mask in medical centers

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health has done away with making...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

%d bloggers like this: