Tuesday 18 May 2021

Mandatory vaccination for Health officials

The decision was made by the National Commission for Vaccination and Epidemiology; CCSS awaits official notification to apply measure.

QCOSTARICA – Vaccination against covid-19 will be mandatory for all health officials, announced the medical manager of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), Mario Ruiz Cubillo, during a press conference Friday.

“The vaccine actually saves lives, it keeps people from getting seriously ill. The National Vaccination Commission (and Epidemiology, CNVE) has established that vaccination is mandatory and we are awaiting official notification,” said Ruiz without specifying what those corresponding measures would be, and each case will be analyzed individually, as there may be people who, due to health conditions, cannot receive the dose.

- Advertisement -

However, refusal of a vaccine would not allow those who work directly with patients to continue to do so.

At this time, more than 60% of CCSS first responders are already vaccinated.

“It is very important that these people are vaccinated, not only in the Caja, but also in the National Emergency Commission, Firefighters,  Red Cross, because they are the ones who take care of us,” said Ruiz.

The CCSS press office clarified hours later that the chief specifically referred to health officials and not to the general population.

- Advertisement -

At the beginning of the month, health authorities recognized that at least 309 hospital workers had expressed their refusal to be vaccinated.

In an interview with La Nación, Leandra Abarca, coordinator of the Expanded Immunization Program of the CCSS, indicated that among the employees who refuse to receive the drug there are health professionals, as well as workers of other profiles.

“Before doing good make sure you do no harm. So, the duty of these doctors, nurses and health personnel is to get vaccinated. They have a deontological duty, an ethic of duties,” Alejandro Marín, doctor and expert in biolaw, assured La Nación..

Data provided by the CCSS last Monday, the day before receiving the latest batch of vaccines from Pfizer, indicated that 96,948 doses of vaccines have been applied. Of these, 81,169 have been for first responders in the pandemic. Each person must receive two doses to have full protection.

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Q Costa Rica
Reports by QCR staff

Related Articles

11,773 older adults rejected the covid-19 vaccine; another 441 missed the second dose

QCOSTARICA - A total of 11,773 older adults (defined here as...


How to Make the Most Out of Your Travel Experience

There’s no one out there that doesn’t love the sense of adventure that comes with exploring a new place. Whether you’re planning a short...

Bishop of Cartago suspends baptisms, first communions and confirmations to avoid family parties

QCOSTARICA - No baptisms, first communions or confirmations will be permitted in the Catholic churches of Cartago, a measure that will be enforced indefinitely...

Natalia Carvajal tells of her arrest at San Jose airport with false proof of covid-19

Q MAGAZINE - he former Miss Costa Rica and television personality, Natalia Carvajal, broke the silence of her arrest several weeks ago at the...

Rodolfo Méndez will complete the Circunvalación, a work that he started in 1978

QCOSTARICA - It's been almost 43 years since the Circunvalación (Ruta 39) project, to provide the capital with a peripheral ring road, was started,...

Covid vaccine passport, salvation or division?

EL UNIVERSAL Washington / Brussels - The desperation to reactivate economies, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, has prompted an idea: to create...

Nicaragua, the safest country to travel in the region despite Covid-19: Study

TODAY NICARAGUA – A study based on data from the WHO and the University of Oxford placed Nicaragua as one of the “10 safest...

In hail of bullets in mortal assault in Limon

QCOSTARICA - The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) recovered more than 23 casings at the site where the failed deadly attempted assault on an...

Costa Rica receives the largest shipments of vaccine in one week: 212,820 doses

QCOSTARICA - The landing of two separate and independent shipments of covid-19 vaccines this week, one from Pfizer and the other from Astra Zeneca,...

Caja to move ‘non-covid’ patients to private hospitals

QCOSTARICA - Caja patients with diseases other than covid-19 will be transferred to private hospitals, to make room for covid patients, through the "Urgent...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

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.