Thursday 5 August 2021

First Costa Rican vaccinated against covid-19 in the US: ‘I did it and I feel good’

Carlos Abarca was vaccinated at his workplace: the Texas Children's Hospital. Vaccination in Costa Rica will begin in March 2021. health workers, domestic workers and those over 58 years of age are in the priority group

Paying the bills


Latin America Sets an Example in Welcoming Displaced Venezuelans

Q REPORTS - CARACAS (IPS) - The exodus of...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction August 5: Plates ending in “7 & 8” CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Thursday, August 5, vehicles with...

Marriott in Costa Rica Now Pet Friendly Hotels

Q TRAVEL - Within the framework of Dog Day,...

Ortega regime arrests former Miss Nicaragua running for vice president

TODAY NICARAGUA – On Monday, August 2, 2021, Berenice...

First case of delta variant detected in El Salvador

Q24N - El Salvador’s health minister, Francisco Alabi, on...
Paying the bills


QCOSTARICA – Carlos Abarca is the first Costa Rican who received the vaccine against covid-19 in the United States.

Carlos Abarca, the first Tico to be vaccinated against covid-19 in the United States. Photo: Consulate of Costa Rica in Houston.

The Costa Rican, a resident of Houston, Texas, was vaccinated Thursday morning at his workplace, the Texas Children’s Hospital, where he works in the financial area of the medical center.

- Advertisement -

“I did it and I feel good. I look forward to the end of this pandemic,” Abarca wrote on his Facebook profile.

The Consulate General of Costa Rica in Houston confirmed that this is the first Tico who received the vaccine against the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus in North America.

The Costa Rican posted on his Facebook that he felt good after receiving his vaccine. Screenshot provided by the Consulate of Costa Rica in Houston.

“Don Carlos encourages all of us who do not have contraindications to vaccinate, as soon as the opportunity to do so presents itself, to have this pandemic under control in the coming months, which has so disrupted our lives,” said the Costa Rican government office in the United States in a statement.

Abarca received the injection on the fourth day of the vaccination campaign in the United States, which began this Monday.

At the moment, the U.S. is applying doses of the drug developed by Pfizer / BioNTech, which are distributed throughout the country in refrigerated boxes at -70 ºC, from the pharmaceutical company’s factory in Michigan.

- Advertisement -

In Costa Rica, the first vaccines would be arriving in the first quarter of 2021.

The National Vaccination Commission has already defined the priority groups that will receive the doses; among them, health workers, those over 58 years of age and those who have jobs where they come into contact with others, such as domestic workers.


- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
"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

First case of delta variant detected in El Salvador

Q24N - El Salvador’s health minister, Francisco Alabi, on Saturday said...

For the first time in the pandemic, a judge authorizes Police to raid a clandestine party

QCOSTARICA - Clandestine or 'underground' parties have been going despite the...

Subscribe to our stories

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

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.